Manchester-based photographer David Gleave has collated a number of striking images for his debut publication, In The City. As the title implies, David's primary theme is the characters and scenes found at the heart of our larger urban communities.
Images of Manchester comprise over half the impressions in his new book, and the same echoes resonate from other cities captured exclusively in mono, including London and New York in particular.
Shooting mainly on Ricoh GR point & shoot, David describes his style as candid sniper photography and street portraiture: "The faces and situations portrayed are gritty and alive – spontaneous moments captured by getting up close and personal in most cases. In The City visits my hero cities by night and by day, lurking on street corners and in bars, pubs and music venues to discover the people at the beating heart of the metropolis."
David, working under the title of northernfacephoto, is currently engaged on three ongoing live projects depicting aspects of urban Manchester life, namely Old Trafford on match day, a Moss Side boxing club and an up and coming local band named Cabbage.
In The City is available from the gallery shops at Home, Manchester and Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and can also be ordered direct from Gleave’s website at www.northernfacephoto.com.
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