Rainy Day in Chester

Rainy Day in Chester
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 28cm


Photograph by Chambré Hardman of a street scene of Northgate Street, Chester. The image captured here is effective as it has a great sense of atmosphere. The rain has created a misty feeling and the light which reflects from it has create silhouettes of the two women in the foreground and the building they are walking past. The sign for "The Liverpool Arms" public house is in the foreground and contrasts well with lighter building in the distance. There are a number of cars and people in this image. To the left of the composition there is a sign for a shop call "Hooleys". Hardman has written about this image "Moments when the street traffic sorts itself into a simple and satisfactory composition are rare, and much patience has to be exercised. When the right arrangement comes about it is a matter of a split second". Taken with a Rolleiflex Camera, 1/100 sec. at f. 11. HP3

Exhibited 29th July- 25 September 1994 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and 5th November - 4th December 1994, National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford. Published in "The Photograms of the Year 1949".

Displayed in the "Behind the Lens" Exhibition at the Picton Library, Central Library, Liverpool March-May 2004.

Taken 1947

Image Details

Property Name
E.Chambré Hardman Collection
NTPL Ref. No.
North West

©NTPL/E.Chambré Hardman Collection

buy a print

Select print type
Select size
How many prints?

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas