E Architect Magazine

ian clegg photography

Preston Harris exhibition promotionAn Exhibition curated by Charles Quick, the Preston Bus Station is 50 years old, I was allowed in to shoot the PR images before the main opening. What a splendid show it is, integrated on all floors of the Harris Museum.

ian clegg photography

Painted Body


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.

Body paint



Various paints were used, from acrylic to kids play paint.

Erinma – The peacemaker

Portrait Sculpture

I was asked by Karen to make an image of the clay model of the bust in the hope of gaining funding to use gunmetal for a final piece. It worked and she produced a beautiful cast. I photographed that too as you can see

Dr Erinma Bell MBE DL, Peace Campaigner and Founder of CARISMA
A Guns to Goods project

This sculpture has been created to highlight issues associated with gun crime, and to celebrate the achievements of CARISMA in reducing gun crime in inner urban South Manchester. The sculpture is a monument to a high achieving black woman; a gesture which contrasts with and highlights the gender and ethnic bias of the majority of existing monuments in Manchester and elsewhere.

The portrait is a 1.5 scale sculptural bust of Erinma produced in clay during a series of sittings. The sculpture is cast in metal from recycled guns.


Sculptured and created by Karen Lyons, Littleborough

Guns to goods

Guns into Goods is a Community Interest Company working in partnership with Greater Manchester Police Force and CARISMA (Community Alliance for Renewal Inner South Manchester Area) to recycle guns removed from the streets and turn the metal into new products. The works explore the potential to raise public awareness of the positive work that is being done with communities locally and internationally to disarm and destroy weapons.

The final piece