I can remember the docks when I was a really young boy, an awe inspiring sight. Liverpool was once one of the largest ports in the world. We used to travel down the dock road every time we went into town; mile upon mile of docks. At five o'clock men in their thousands would come pouring out. I can remember a great sea of bicycles being ridden down the street.
By the time I got to Art College the world had changed and an era had come to an end. Much of Liverpool's dockland lay empty and derelict. As a photography student it's where I found my greatest inspiration and the place I spent much of my time wandering around the empty warehouses photographing the decay.
Earlier this year I had cause to drive down that dock road again on some business and to my surprise I found great expanses of dockland still lying derelict. I had imagined that all the dockland had been developed long ago. Photographic opportunities are not what they used to be with the emphasis these days on h