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ONE PHOTO – ONE STORY

20.04.2016

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“Glasgow’s Red Road flats were constructed in the 1960s, in a spirit of optimism. The tallest blocks of flats in Europe, they heralded the future, but ultimately came to symbolise a failed social housing project.

In 1992 my girlfriend lived on the 26th floor of one of the point blocks. From up there, the city seemed a long way below. All you could ever hear, and feel, was the wind. The building would sway slightly, as it was designed to do. I remember sitting out on the balcony one night, tracking a storm as it moved across the skyline.

I couldn’t miss the day they started the demolition – it marked the end of an era.”

Colin Templeton

Colin Templeton was born in 1968 in Northern Ireland. He studied photography at the Glasgow College of Building & Printing. For the past 23 years he has worked as both a staff and freelance press photographer. His work has appeared across the board of national newspapers in Britain. Today he lives and works in Glasgow.

www.colintempleton.com

Colin Templeton’s pictures at the LFI Gallery caught the attention of the LFI editors. You can find the photographer’s profile here.
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