Venue 23: Mark Taylor | Photographer

Open: Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm, Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm, Thurs late night 9pm.
Venue: BelleRose Flower Boutique, 64 Broadway, SS9 1AE

My passion is telling Leigh’s story through its people. The Old Town has a wonderful melting pot of characters, from those living along the atmospheric streets and working the wharves to the trippers here for the beach or a lunch of cockles outside the Billet.

This diverse, ever-changing cast provide Leigh’s rhythm just as much as the ebb and flow of the tide. I try to capture the Old Town’s mood in what Henri Cartier-Bresson called “decisive moments” — everyday scenes with special significance.

The challenge is to record these split-second dramas in compositions which show familiar haunts in a new light.