Every week, @tara_cain’s Sticky Fingers’ Gallery inspires me to think about my life: what was, what is, where it’s going. And her Black & White theme this week has been the perfect opportunity to dig out my old photo albums and look back on a time when me and my brothers were so close, so innocent and so un-tainted by the world.
I don’t remember any of these pictures being taken, which just goes to prove how much of our lives are lost to us because of the failings of our brains and memories. And that’s why the camera is one of the greatest ever inventions.
These pictures are taken when we lived in the backstreets of Manchester, in an area called Bradford, which has now become Ardwick. I’m the oldest, and cutest of the kids, by a mile.