Union Street, Plymouth Documentary Photography Project

This is a personal documentary photography project of Plymouth's historic but decaying Union Street. A place of former greatness, now neglected and sad but showing glimmers of its former glamour. I am fascinated by the old buildings which survived the bombings of the 2nd World War but have been left to rot. Union Street, Plymouth is currently changing with work being done to the New Palace Theatre throughout 2016.

The street must hold memories of many good nights out for several generations of Plymothians and visiting service people. My favourite building in Plymouth is the old "New Palace Theatre", more recently known as the "Dance Academy". A magnificent building with a million stories!

Abandoned Theatre

I was lucky enough to photograph inside the New Palace Theatre in January 2016, during the early stages of the renovation by the Go palace charity.

The inside of the building evokes memories of when it was the "Dance Academy" nightclub in the 1990s and early 2000s but mostly of an abandoned theatre with many grand features and endless stories.

You can also see these images as a Youtube Video Slideshow

Documentary Photographer In Plymouth, Devon

I would be pleased to discuss any documentary photography commissions in South West England so please don't hesitate to contact me. See prints & licensing prices.

 if I can help. I can also supply licensed images for publication and prints and canvasses of any of these photographs.

Fine art prints of many of my landscape and documentary photography can be bought at Tony Cobley Prints

The Seaside Time Forgot. Documentary Photography of British Coastal Towns

Photography can be highly subjective depending upon which way you point the camera. We normally photograph locations to show the unspoilt, idyllic, clean and tidy, happy, smiley scene.

However, in this personal project, I am showing the opposite and equally subjective viewpoint of our British Seaside. One which is sometimes sad, sometimes humorous and often ironic and poignant. But always very "British". Many of our coastal towns are now a shadow of their former selves. The decline of the seaside town has ebbed and flowed ever since the advent of the Mediterranean package holiday several decades ago and although many British resorts have fought back and reinvented themselves, some have gone even further backwards.

Commissioned Photography Rates:

Please contact me to discuss your specific photography requirements and I will provide a prompt quotation and availability for commissioned work or prints. Fine art prints of many of my landscape and documentary photography can be bought at Tony Cobley Prints