I lived in Bristol for around 12 months through 1983-4, during the last few terms of college. Planning to start a business with an art student friend, much time was spent cycling around the city, discussing photography, graphics and taking photographs. The business bit never happened in the end, as I ended up getting a job as a staff photographer on the car magazines at Haymarket Publishing, and moved back to London. But I still have an affinity with the place.
Last weekend, after a very enjoyable evening at Lia and Juliet’s supper club, I had the opportunity to walk around an old haunt, Ashton Court. After a gap of 28 years, it was a completely different place, and strangely it felt as if I had never been there before. Maybe it was the rather splendid (and generous) Mint Juleps served by Lia Leendertz that shaped my thoughts! But the following images are my reaction to the park in 2012.