Photographer Peter McConnochie captures the essence of Nottingham through his stunning portraits of its inhabitants, featured in his new book titled ‘Faces of Nottingham’.
This book is a simple yet beautiful encyclopaedia containing the diverse range of people that call Nottingham home. Each portraiture is accompanied by a piece of writing by the sitter, explaining anything from why they live here, what their job is or simply their thoughts and passions at the time. Featuring some well-known Nottingham faces such as Robin Hood, the owner of Annie’s Burger Shack, the Cockle-man, plus many other local celebrities, this book is an interesting read and a wonderful addition to your coffee table.
About Faces of Nottingham
Throughout its history, the city of Nottingham has been associated with Robin Hood, with lace-making and with bicycles. But there’s more to Nottingham than lace and legends. In 2015, the city was named ‘Home of English Sport’ and in the same year was named a UNESCO City of Literature, one of only a handful in the world. Today the city is a thriving hub of retail and commerce, with many independent shops and buzzing bars and cafés, and boasts two successful universities.
Local photographer, Peter McConnochie lives here and knows the city’s streets and squares, its lanes and alleyways. Charged with capturing the essence of Nottingham, he has turned his camera on its inhabitants, the people who make it what it is today. These are the people you’ll find in these pages; the shop-keepers, school-teachers, businessmen and women, nurses, buskers, restaurant owners, students, and street performers, all of them taking pleasure in being a part of this vibrant city and sharing their stories.
Peter McConnochie says, “This book is the result of the hundreds of hours walking throughout Nottingham, smiling, talking with and photographing the people I meet. I hope that as you read the stories of the city’s people and view their portraits you will get a sense of the life, creativity and spirit that make Nottingham the heart of England.”
Peter is a Scottish-born photographer based in The Midlands. His passion for photography started as a teenager when his father, who was a wedding photographer, bought him his first 35mm SLR camera. Peter spends his time with a camera documenting street scenes and making portraits of strangers, talking to them, connecting with them and exploring cities through the people who live, work and travel through them. In 2013 Peter started UrbanScot Photography and now balances his time between educational strategy and running a successful photography business specialising in portrait and wedding photography.
To purchase a copy of Faces of Nottingham, please visit: www.amberley-books.com/faces-of-nottingham.html