Jon's sell out talk was a real success, a professional photographer with a fantastic eye for the unexpectedly interesting, his talk and photos were really fascinating. We're fortunate that Jon sent me some photos and a biography. This is what Jon says about himself:
am a professional photographer focusing on long-term urban
regeneration and infrastructure projects in the UK. I enjoy architecture
and landscape photography and qualified in 2012 after studying
Professional Photography through the University of Gloucestershire at
New College in Swindon. Projects have ranged from photographing artwork
on an unopened road in the dead of night in Swindon, to getting the last
scenes of dereliction in the old Swindon College at Regent Circus and
capturing the building and commissioning of new London Underground
trains in Derby and London. The history of our town sometimes seems
quite intangible, but there’s far more of it just under the surface if
you care to look a bit closer.
Swindon’s David Murray John building on a beautifully clear day
The new upper floor of the old Foundry/Long
Shop building as work goes on to convert it into the latest extension
of the Outlet Village
This is Aspen House on Temple Street wrapped up and being prepared for demolition
The tunnels underneath the Health Hydro that supplied hot water and steam to the public baths
The Renault Building, one of the UK’s youngest listed buildings, at Westmead.
After those superb photos, my photo of Jon taken during talk seems very tame and badly composed.