I carry a camera (not a phone) nearly all the time and I’m drawn to creating images like the ones below created on Sunderland’s streets. Every town and city has images like these, either hidden or right there in front of you. Some might view these and get the impression they’re bleak images, I look at them as a window on the past.

I can remember the “take away” window when it was a place to visit between the pubs shutting and the nightclub queue. Photography is good at this – freezing time. Hopefully for the viewer to enjoy!