Sheffield seen from a different angle

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HERE is Sheffield city centre as you’ve never seen it before.

The images of some of the city’s ‘most interesting’ buildings star together in a new book published by a Hathersage artist and photographer.

But Anthony Marshall has kept the location of every photograph a secret so readers can guess which building each one was taken at.

Some of the structures to feature in the book include hotels, apartment buildings, Sheffield Town Hall, car parks and the bus interchange on Arundel Gate in the city centre.

In the introduction to the book Anthony, who also produced a book of photographs on Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens, said: “This book is a very personal contemporary view of Sheffield city centre.

“All the pictures were taken within a half a mile radius of the Town Hall, finding new viewpoints in order to develop more abstract compositions.

“It does not provide sweeping open vistas of Sheffield, instead I take a minimalist view and focus on detail, texture, shape, abstract design and colour.

“On visiting the city on any given day I took as my inspiration the quality of the light.

“I didn’t go to any specific area, I just went to where the light took me.

“What I was interested in was to create composites of the architectural details of some of the most interesting buildings in Sheffield city centre, bringing together elements of design from different buildings into one abstract image.”

Other buildings included in the book are South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue’s base on Eyre Street, Velocity Tower, Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield and St Paul’s Place.

Visit Sheffield City Abstracts for more details on the book and to buy.