Stuart Pilkington

Photographer, Northwich, England

Stuart set out in April 2014 to photograph strangers in his home town and soon found that he was headed further afield to Manchester and Liverpool and then seaside towns like Blackpool and New Brighton. Constantly on a quest for improvement with regards to colour, composition and connection with people he aims to document interesting characters in the Northwest of England. Mostly Staurt enjoys the Quixotic adventures each week, never knowing who he will bump into or what conversation he will have.

I am embarking on a series called Strangers In Paradise named after the song by Tony Bennett. I will photograph people in the streets of the Northwest of England and sometimes further afield. It is an exploration of people in Britain in the tenties as well as an investigation into the happiness tenet of smiling at and speaking with strangers.

Ellesmere Port

I was going to say that I have never visited Ellesmere Port before but then I noticed Cheshire Oaks retail park as I left and that would have meant I was telling porkies. I met a…

Stuart Pilkington

March 5, 2015


My Dad was born in Lancashire and having turned seventy recently decided to make a trip up to Accrington to photograph all the houses from his youth and beyond. I asked to…

Stuart Pilkington

February 28, 2015


I have started to revisit some of the places that I had difficulties with previously. When I went to Chester last time I aborted my mission as I felt that…

Stuart Pilkington

February 25, 2015


A change of plan today as I had intended to go to Alderley Edge however I saw on my calendar that I had an appointment in Winsford so I went there instead…

Stuart Pilkington

February 12, 2015


I’m transitioning to becoming self employed which means the usual sixteen hour days. It’s all stuff I enjoy so it’s a privilege however it was good to get a break today and do my weekly…

Stuart Pilkington

February 5, 2015


Congleton is one of those towns that I was aware of in my youth. It was part of the vernacular of everyday conversations with my family and friends but apart from going to the…

Stuart Pilkington

January 27, 2015

St Helens

When I was in Haydock I photographed a woman dressed in red with a scarf around her face. She said at the time “I’m an actress and would you do my head shots?”…

Stuart Pilkington

January 19, 2015


The impish weather is playing with me at the moment but I guess that this can only be expected in mid winter. I look at my radar weather app…

Stuart Pilkington

January 13, 2015


I am using this diary to document a process, a creative process, so it’s important to talk about the lows as well as the highs as they are an inevitable…

Stuart Pilkington

January 10, 2015

Llandrindod Wells, Wales

For the last two Christmases we have come to The Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells, Wales. Last year I joked that it looked like…

Stuart Pilkington

December 24, 2014


Today I went to Warrington. It’s a town near to where I live and I am relatively familiar with it having visited it’s Multiplex cinema, IKEA and…

Stuart Pilkington

November 24, 2014