It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Jamie Hawkesworth, and it’s probably because he’s one of the only men on the planet who can make Preston Bus Station look genuinely appealing. For those of you who haven’t actually been to the iconic bus station, it’s worth a quick Google search. It’s huge, wave-like outer walls are now a little stained, but still reek of the hope for the aspiring area when it was built back in 1969. As with most ugly-but-eye-catching buildings in the UK, this bus station has become a national treasure yet it is sadly being demolished next year.
Jamie sees the beauty in this sprawling building, and has chosen to document the people passing through it as they come and go while he still can. This is about as poignant as reportage photography can get – unassuming snaps of real people in a limbo-like environment that will help to paint a candid portrait of this era in years to come.
Jamie recently exhibited this new collection of photos in the bus station itself. You can read more about it here.
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