Manchester may have an undeserved reputation as a grey and rainy city but a photographer is now aiming to dispel those myths with a new series of images of colourful locations in the city.
Mark Whitaker, who does photography mainly as a hobby, has launched an Instagram account documenting the brighter spots of the city.
Inspired by Manchester Flickr group meet-ups to get out there and take more photos, Mark set himself a challenge to shoot only brightly-coloured things.
“Let’s face it, Manchester can be a grey and rainy kind of place at times, and I was getting fed up of taking my camera out and coming home with the same gloomy-looking shots,” he explains.
His first image for this collection was of the Peveril of the Peak and other locations he loves to take photos of include Salford Quays, Spinningfields and the Northern Quarter with John Rylands Library and the Hidden Gem Church.
He generally uses a Canon DSLR for his shots with a general-purpose lens or occasionally a fish-eye lens.
“The great thing is, once you start looking for colour in Manchester it’s everywhere,” he says. “It’s been so enjoyable seeing the city in a whole new light.”
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Main image: Manchester In Colour on Instagram.