The Most Barren, Desperate, Desolate Place

I scouted a promo for Stoke-based All The Young,  up-and-coming indie-rockers tipped for 2012. The brief asked for epic landscapes and rolling skies, not too far from Manchester. Time-lapse landscape shots were to provide a backdrop to the band’s performance. I

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Four Thousand Goals in Blackburn, Lancashire

People often ask how we find locations for film shoots, so I thought I’d give a topical example of location scouting across the region. Around this time of year in the UK, it seems like every weekend brings another vital,

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An English Landscape

If you’re missing your Sunday-night costume drama fix after the conclusion of BBC1’s South Riding, you might enjoy some locations I scouted at the most easterly extreme of the M62 motorway, around the distinctive part of the UK which gave

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Granadaland is no more?

As a follow-up to my last post, I thought I’d share these shots from last year after this week’s news about the Granada TV building on Quay St, Manchester. Many people feel a strong association with the distinctive red letters

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The Road to Florizel Street

Transmitting this week on BBC4 as part of their Great North season, THE ROAD TO CORONATION STREET can also be seen online for seven days here We scouted period 1960 locations along the A6 corridor (Manchester, Salford, Swinton, Bolton) for

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This is The North, We Shoot What We Want

This is my first photoblog, so a little introduction. I’m a location scout working on films, television programmes and commercials in the North of England. This site is not a location database or library, as there are plenty of those online

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