Chambre Hardman – At Last!


I was up in Liverpool over Easter and finally managed to get to Chambre Hardman’s studio at 59 Rodney Street.

I first came across him back in the 80’s through a particular image that I class as one of the all time greats, The Birth of the Ark Royal, and a print from the original negative has hung on our lounge wall for many years. He worked in a pictorialist style within both his commercial work and more interestingly for me in the landscape photographs he took in his spare time.

The studio and his living premises are as they were back in the 50’s and is now in the care of the National Trust. It’s a fascinating insight into both Hardman and the times he was working in and if you’re ever up in this part of the world is well worth a visit.

Nia and I also managed a little time in the Anglican Cathedral, which has an extraordinary feeling of space within, and a brilliant whispering arch!  It’s literally next door to Rodney Street and is a great place for a superb home-baked and really well priced lunch. She’s also obviously taking heed of some advice in the Quick Tips!



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