Adam Fowler Photography

Carving up a city

My mouth is dry, and my ears are humming. I have spent most of the day as a pedestrian in the environs of the M8 motorway as it carves its way through central Glasgow. The M8 borders the north and west sides of the city centre. In its immediately surroundings are warehouses, concrete walkways and dereliction. It creates a barrier between the city centre and the north and west of Glasgow. Pedestrians when crossing this barrier do not hang around, they rush through, glad to make it to the other side. Instead of hastening by I stop to investigate with my camera. Although without my metal carcass on wheels I am not made to feel welcome.