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Dean Chapman, Newcastle Quayside and Street Photography

I went through Newcastle today for some much needed time alone. My main intention was to visit The Side Gallery and Cinema for the opening of Dean Chapman's new exhibition Tsunami: the archaeology of a disaster. When I finally got there, his talk was just about to start which was good timing!

He spoke with such passion about the work and you could tell he had a real emotional connection with the devastation to which the work is focused around.

Image © Dean Chapman
After viewing the show, I took a stroll down the quayside. I don't know what it was that caught my eye, but I snapped this image of a guy walking the streets. I guess I liked his bag.

© Graeme Fullwood

The quayside in Newcastle is stunning. It is the centre of Newcastle's art culture, in my eyes anyway. It's within walking distance of Side and has the beautiful bridge which allows you to cross over to access the Baltic. This beautiful industrial building was once a flour mill, but now serves as a major centre for contemporary art.

© Graeme Fullwood

When stood at the Baltic, if you turn 180° you get a wonderful view of the river Tyne and the equally beautiful Tyne Bridge. Catch it at the right time and you'll get amazing light and a powerful sky causing the bridge to silhouette.

© Graeme Fullwood