Photographer's Note

Many moons ago a young Indian gentleman arrived in our town and went to work for a project growing garlic and a host of Indian vegatables as a community enterprise to provide familiar fresh produce to our Gujarati, Bangladeshi and Punjabi communities. He is now the largest independent property developer in the town and owns almost the whole side of one of our key commercial streets and has built offices, accomodation and other commercial properties.

This image just made me think of him ......not hard as the building work going on in the background is his latest project to build a leisure centre at the back of the town's only cinema complex, the largest independent cinema in the UK....which he also owns! The first time I met him I was instantaneously being served with food and champagne....I'd only popped in to ask a question.........

As an answer to that question he leant me a building for six weeks where we ran a project to bring together young people to address cross cultural issues in the town. That project has grown and has now been running for three years but now as a specialist arts and media programme for young people at risk of offending.

I don't often post more abstract images here although in the 80's I was really interested in photographing and abstracting detail and bold colour. What attracted me here was the double reflection (like him, he does something and it doubles) and the shock of reds setting off the blue.....

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Additional Photos by Kev Ryan (KevRyan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1784 W: 193 N: 5128] (22956)
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