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Victoria Spofforth

Street Life: Liverpool in fashion

16 June - 20 August 2006

Please note that this exhibition has now closed

fashionably dressed young women on a Liverpool street
© Victoria Spofforth

Victoria Spofforth is a freelance photographer based in Manchester. She is a valued and active member of Redeye, the North West photography network. She produces her own projects, whilst working on commissions incorporating both her photographic and design skills.

"My approach to Street Life: Liverpool in Fashion has been greatly inspired by my past way of working. I am fascinated by the unchanged Britain, documenting the people and places, which still retain their original character and charm, unaffected by the monotony of the modern world. 

My intention for this project was to capture an honest, unstaged insight into fashion as it is in Liverpool today. I approached people as they went about their daily routines, in the spaces where they live, work and socialise.

By photographing people in their natural environments I feel I have captured more than just a visual document displaying current fashions. I have created an insight in to the varied inhabitants of the city, communicating something about their backgrounds, their personalities and their ideals.

In my search to document fashion in Liverpool, I have met people of all ages and from all walks of life. However there was one thing they all had in common, a sense of pride for their city. To quote one man I met: love my city, I hate anyone putting it down."