Walkway ascending from underpass, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Bootle, Merseyside.

Bus shelter in new business park, West Midlands.

Sea of thistles next to gas holders , Wolverhampton, West Midlands.

Three wheelie bins and two empty gasometers, Birmingham.

Steps leading to blocked-off entrance, Dudley, West Midlands.

Bilston Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Ruins of steel industry site, Wolverhampton

Temporary office on abandoned industrial site, North Cheshire.

Derelict gantry of former oil refinery, Canvey Island, Essex

Petrochemical storage tanks beyond trees, North Cheshire

Seafront and dog, New Brighton, Wallasey.

Rusting goal posts in public playing field coated with daisies, North Cheshire

Overgrown marshalling yard, Stockton-on-Tees.

Imported Great Wall Steed pick-up trucks from China, Queenborough, Kent.

View of ConocoPhillips oil refinery, South Killingolme, North Lincolnshire,

Electricity generating substation, Keadby, North Lincolnshire.

Lost boot on derelict land, Wolverhampton, West Midlands.

Bus stop and oil refinery, Thornton-le-Moors, Cheshire.

Close-up of wire mesh fence with gas holders beyond, Wolverhampton, West Midlands.

Derelict factory, West Midlands

Metal fence with old spiders webs, Ocker Hill, Sandwell.

Grazing land and factories. Wolverhampton

Roof, Hortonwood industrial park, Telford


CCTV camera at the boundary of a large industrial complex hidden from view, Teesside.

M5 Flyover and power lines, West Midlands

Defaced door, Garston, Liverpool

Street light, Hortonwood industrial park, Telford

Orford Ness, former Cold War weapons research site, Suffolk

Small Heath Bridge, Birmingham.

Industrial wasteland, Teesside.

River Dee, upstream by a few miles from the Dee Estuary, near the Wales/England border

Point of Ayr, Flintshire, Wales.

View of Mersey Estuary from abandoned wharf, Liverpool, Merseyside.

Irish sea seen from Wallasey, Merseyside.

'In Plain Light' is a sequence of snapshots of the English (and some Welsh) industrial suburbs mainly showing decay, but also renewal and the sense of a passing historical moment as a new, and as yet, largely unknown technological future begins to emerge.

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Robert Brook: photographer, one time film maker, digital artist: had photos and artworks exhibited in major galleries, purchased by public and private collections, worked on music album covers, won an award for film work before specializing in photojournalism and editorial photography for many years. Since 2012 has been working in a more eclectic way.


London in the margins 1975 - 1990. Several series of mainly black and white photos of marginal areas and edgelands of London. First tranche exhibited at the the Serpentine Gallery in 1977, and some pictures appeared there in two subsequent exhibitions. These photos are currently being brought back to life via a series of video projects

Pond 1975 - 1995. An ornamental garden and pond in Battersea Park depicted over time. Also being incorporated into a video project.

Software project 1985 - 1992. Early involvement with computer graphics deploying complex geometrical forms.

Essex and Kent dumps 1989 - 1992. Landscape pictures of land and water under stress. Published/used worldwide. Followed this with similar work in the Black Country.

Night photography 2000 - 2002. Incorporated a series of black and white urban night photographs into a website display: 'UK Nights' selected by Yahoo as a Pick of the Day.

35mm traditional street photography collection 1996 - 2004 in association with Photofusion. Observational, rather than subjective, mainly in Northern towns and cities. Widely published. Some work featured in the exhibition: Mass Photography: Blackpool through the camera.

Night Photography 2010 - 2016. More night photography, but using digital rather than film, in mixed suburban / industrial areas. Pictures were acquired by Corbis Contemporary

Currently - since 2014 - has been working on more complex narrative imagery often combining real photography with elements of CGI.
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