Tell It Like It Is, running well into 2024

Workshops and photo walks planned

Now the show is up and interest is building we plan to have some artist talks about process, narrative and presentation. Demonstrations of analogue ways of working and preserving the legacy of exhibitions will also be covered. The gallery space is a very comfortable space but rather bijou for too many people. Get in touch through the contact page or grab me on Instagram – @iankclegg if you are interested in coming to a meet-up.

Tell It Like It Is ~ Reboot

Ian with a Plethora of camera in the 1980s

Soft opening this Sat 9th Dec, 11am onwards, if you are in Liverpool pop in, Ian will be there for Tea, Cake and photographic natter. All welcome

A small show of 12 images from the ‘Liverpool’ series, at the Gallery room of The Real Camera Company shop, Liverpool. A great source of all things photographic, especially film based equipment.

Show runs – 9th Dec – Ongoing

Tell It Like It Is, is a collaborative project between photographer Ian Clegg and writer Laura Robertson. The image text relationship is used to draw out the range of emotions, hope, melancholy, in the face of the shifting nature of the city. The exhibition consists of 1980s photographs that introduce a new perspective on the city from the views of a Liverpool resident and photographer.

Themes of change, creativity, and feelings of belonging run through these images like threads tied together, showing the many faces of Liverpool over the years. Here, the archive acts as a way of showing that Liverpool is a city for everyone.

The Real Camera Company, Gallery room, 7 Hatton Garden, just off Dales St.
Liverpool L3 2FE

KRAus improvisation band

Robert Harrison Keith Parkins and Angela Vowles are a ‘three piece’ band described as ‘A crashing collision becoming sound’. They invited me to one of their practice sessions in Preston, the sound was a visceral experience and very moving, a combination of vocals guitar, drums and a well used saxophone.

The images had to reflect the surreal ‘one off’ style the band use to create their music.

This is a selection from the shoot, yes there are sharp ones as well but these ones really give the narrative of the way the band work. Every show is unique and created on site, completely ad lib.

Marshall Mason Kitchens – Cartmel

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Bespoke Kitchen

I dealt with the Ulverston branch of Marshall Mason Kitchens. This installation based in Cartmel is hand-painted and has a major feature of solid walnut interiors. The light fitting above the island is also a bespoke item. The owner kindly left us alone to photograph, the blend of natural and tungsten light give different colourations through the room.

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Detail of the solid Walnut drawer.

CMV Magazine cover

ian clegg, Normandy, Photographer

Arromanches, Normandy

Photographed at the British Landing zone, on the beach in sight of the remains of the Mulberry Harbour
Normandy, France

Morocco by Land Rover

A trip that involved mang legs from the U.K. through Europe and across to Morocco. After many weeks It was my turn to meet up with the Land Rover at Marrakesh.

The Polaroid Collection

A selection of prints from my sketchbook SX70 journal, random but sometimes inspirational for other projects.

Black socks fibreglass boat, Wales
Hughie and Mark
Leaking chmney
Bouncing cityscape

Web Content

Re design and populate a bespoke artisan carpentry and timber company in Ulverston, South lakes. They only has a static page previously and the new site has over 40 pages of wonderful exotic timbers and bespoke furniture.
A prestige kitchen designers and fitters required imagery that reflected the time and effort that goes into each of the designs. The customers final kitchen is a thing of beauty.
An antique outlet with a difference made up of 7 different buyers, each with their own shop within a shop. The website echoes this with personalised spaces for each genre of antiques.

The lost Pubs

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View from the Ardwick green
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The bay window is nicely emulated by the panel boarding.

This is (was) the meeting place for all the creatives around Ardwick Green. If you needed a photographer or stylist then lunchtime this place was full of them. The big studios went one by one and the clientele went with them.

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Roadside view
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View through the locked gate

The River Pub, just down the road from the bustle of Ardwick. A sorry sight situated on Palmerston street with the River Medlock at its back. It began its licensing in 1860.

The Painted Body – Amanda


Body painting shoot, Edible paint and lots of messyness. She was an incredibly good model, nothing was too much trouble, and gallons of paint were sploshed on and off.

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