Bowdon photographer captures iconic moments in Manchester music history

First published in Messenger Newspapers: Photograph of the Author by , Arts Reporter

ICONIC moments in Manchester’s rich musical history have been captured in a photographic exhibition by Jordan Bolton.

The 21-year-old from Bowdon hopes the show, with a potential audience of thousands, will give his career a major boost.

It is called Still Lives - Music in Manchester 1976 to 1992 and is being staged not in a gallery but in the unusual setting of Piccadilly Station.

Jordan, who is a self-taught photographer, said he was commissioned by Greater Manchester to put together the project which celebrates memorable moments in the careers of The Smiths and The Stone Roses, two bands with strong Trafford connections.

The exhibition features nine artists in total and also pays homage to venues like the long gone legendary Hacienda nightclub.

Jordan, from Cavendish Road, said: “One of the reasons why I wanted to do it was because of my interest in the history of Manchester music and my interest in those bands. The idea of putting them all together in one exhibition including all the venues where they made their name, I thought that would be really good.”

While he hasn’t had any formal training, Jordan said he’s drawn inspiration from photographers who have made the crossover into film, including Stanley Kubrick, director of the cult classic A Clockwork Orange.

* Still Lives - Music in Manchester 1976 to 1992 can be seen in Piccadilly Station fUNTILApril 25.

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