Earlier this year I took a trip over to Londonderry to visit my Dad. I lived there for a few years when I was younger and know the city quite well. It was a great chance to shoot a another city at 4am!
The city was so, so still. The temperature was just right and there was no wind, adding to the silence of the streets. By 5am the sun was rising. Such a beautiful morning. It’s these types of experiences at 4am that got the 4am Project up and running.
Accidentally found this abandoned steam train whilst looking for somewhere to park and set up a shot of Craigavon Bridge. It has since transpired that this is part of the Foyle Valley Railway Museum, and not quite as abandoned as it first looked!
Even though I had lived in Derry, and have visited it many times since moving away, I had never taken a walk around the city walls, which were built around the original town in 1613. So I decided to document my walk with (lots of) photos and make a video.
Not long after my return home, the Derry Journal got in touch and asked if they could write a piece about my visit to Derry and the 4am Project.
Next time I go over to Derry I will organise a 4am photo walk through the city! If this is something you would be interested in, give me a shout and I’ll keep you posted.