'Close to the Edge'

A photographic project by Alex Jerman

35mm Colour Film

Alderley Edge, Cheshire 2004










'Close to the Edge' by Alex Jerman, a project made in 2004, whilst studying photography on the City and Guilds course. Covering the set brief but also exploring my own theme, looking at the perceived ideas of an area outside but close to the city of Manchester. The aim of the project was to represent the area of Alderley Edge through 35mm colour film and landscape photography. A place with a reputation for footballers wives, winebars and the Cheshire Set. My aim was to challenge the viewer to see another side, a natural, sometimes humorous, and even mystical side, of a village that is often perceived in a very different way.  

Exhibited at the 8th Day Cafe on Oxford Rd in Manchester