Manchester is buzzing with new developments and I couldn’t wait to get my camera out and capture them. First up in 2023 on my list was the Glassworks building in the Northern Quarter. The location is perfect, right near a Metrolink station, allowing me to play around with light trails from passing trams in my compositions. I timed it just right and captured these shots during the magical “blue hour” when natural and artificial light come together to create a truly unique ambience. Although Glassworks has received some criticism for its modern style not fitting in with the classic architecture of the Northern Quarter, I believe that the highly reflective glass facade has been used to great effect. It allows the building to blend seamlessly into the colours of the sky.

I am excited to share a few photos I captured of Glassworks to showcase the unique blend of history and modernity that this development embodies.