Jamie Hladky says about himself:
“Originally from Manchester, UK, I’ve lived and worked in London and Singapore, and been lucky enough to travel fairly widely over time. Living and travelling away from home for so long means developing a new set of visual understandings, and I’ve tried to do this through exploration and photography.
I prefer to experience travel at a human pace, and so I walk and drive a lot. Once, I rode the international rail network for over 20,000 km, all the way from Singapore to Manchester, to make the journey without flying, and to see what’s in between these two sometime homes. I’m based in Canberra, Australia, spending my time trying to see as much of this huge strange country as possible.”
Manchester. The people are like their music; celebratory, poetic and melancholy. A hundred words for rain.
At 53° north a winter’s day is just a few overcast hours. I decided to accept my jet lag on this trip, and walked for long hours before dawn, day after day. I used a camera flash to help me see, which just seemed like the right thing to do.