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M62

A Northern Connection

These are part of the first trickle of images from one of my ongoing personal projects started in November 2012. This particular one revolves around the M62. The trans-Pennine motorway.

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The M62 had been on my mind long before this project started, and I've been photographing it as part of the make-up of the landscape on and off for years. In fact my current best selling framed image is a night shot, a long exposure on 5x4 black and white film looking down at the rivers of light surrounding Stott hall farm , one of the UK's more famous houses - the house in the middle of the motorway on the moors.

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It puzzles me why an image of a motorway is liked this way at all, is it the genuine romance and mystery of an open road heading over the hills?, because to most people the M62 means go-slow, big lorries, lots of traffic, city commuters and frequent accidents.



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