If you do a google image search for ‘University of Hull’ you'll see some lovely photographs of grand old buildings alongside stylish modern ones, jutting proudly into rich blue skies. Probably very similar to what you'd see if you did the same search for any other university. I've been working at the university for a year and a half now, and I've spent a lot of time wandering around campus, looking for all the little hidden features, the nooks and crannies that get lost in the grandeur and the squat, ugly little buildings that always get passed over.
So here I present an ongoing project that I've just called ‘Campus’. It's a celebration of the rest of the University of Hull.
The photographs are mostly of buildings, and mostly external - but there are exceptions. They're mostly taken on a smartphone (initially an LG G3, then a Huawei Mate 10 Pro - with Leica lenses, fact fans) but also on whatever other camera I may have had to hand at a given time. Some are processed in Snapseed, some in Lightroom. Some are products of a little planning (‘that would look really cool on a clear day with the sun in the west’) but most are simply interesting details, angles or shadows that I've spotted wandering around. Some are black and white, some are colour.
Really the only thing that unifies all of these images is the location. Campus.
So please take a look; but next time you're on campus, or another campus, or anywhere really - look around you. Explore with your eyes. Search for the hidden cracks and textures that have decades of stories in their patina; or for the once-a-year combinations of a cloud free sky and a perfectly angled sun. And tell your own unique story of where you are.