Early start for happy snapper Giles on city photo mission

Giles Rocholl outside newly completed 21 Queen Street, Leeds.
Giles Rocholl outside newly completed 21 Queen Street, Leeds.
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As any photographer knows, often enough you have to put up with rough weather and early starts in order to capture the best shot possible.

And no-one knows this more than Giles Rocholl after his latest assignment.

Giles needed to be at the ready with his camera and the sun both broke and set in order to capture iconic Leeds developments.

With 36 years of professional experience, the freelance photographer was tasked with capturing images of iconic Yorkshire developments including the new First Direct Arena and the Trinity Shopping Centre.

“In order to capture a diverse range of images I need to work at all times of day and night and be prepared for all weather conditions. Apart from capturing stunning images of the buildings themselves it is also important to capture the activity that goes on around each project and how it impacts the local community.”

He added: “Trinity was a particularly exciting project which has transformed the heart of Leeds.

“My involvement started in March 2008 and I visited the site regularly to take images of the on-going construction. It was a huge pleasure to see the final result completed in March 2013.”

Trinity Shopping Centre celebrates its second birthday this month having welcomed hundreds of thousands to the city.