Aidan O'RourkeI'm Aidan O'Rourke, tutor, content creator, linguist and campaigner. I've photographed and written about Manchester, Liverpool and the North West region since 1996. I campaign against the destruction of architecture and heritage, mainly in Manchester. My background is in education and I have a no-nonsense approach to teaching photography. I offer one to one photography coaching sessions as well as photo walks and workshops.

Selection of articles and blog posts

Night time images of Bata Building, Prague
Photo-impressions: Stop Brexit National March Manchester 1 Oct 2017
New York rooftop architecture and traffic light W32St
Photo-impressions: American urban architecture and street lights
Liverpool Pier Head, Three Graces and canal
Liverpool Albert Dock and Three Graces Walking Tour
Queer Noise poster
Review of the Queer Noise exhibition, Pump House Museum, Manchester
Salford Lads Club Blue Plaque Exhibition
Jane Horrocks performing in Cotton Panic
Aidan's review of Cotton Panic by Jane Horrocks - Why mainstream reviewers got it wrong
Hodder Architects model St Michaels
2017 redesign for Bootle Street (St Michaels) - My initial reactions
Kraftwerk live in Brighton 07.06.2017
Review of Kraftwerk live in Brighton, 07.06.2017
Before & After Manchester Vol 1
Before & After Manchester Volume 1 - Video slide show documenting change in Manchester
John Rylands, Chethams, the Portico, Manchester Central Library
Why Manchester should be called: 'City of Libraries'
Review of the Strawberry Studios exhibition at Stockport Museum
Bootle St police station facade
Why the Bootle St plans (St Michael's) must be rejected
Photographing lightning - Video tutorial
Why Manchester's Smith's Arms pub should be saved
Rodney Street Birkenhead looking towards Liverpool
View from Tranmere - Story behind the image
Library Walk 2010
Why I'm proud to be Civic Champion Number 2
Kendals / House of Fraser
4 pieces of advice photographers should ignore
View of the Port of Dublin in 2006 prior to the appearance of the Samuel Beckett Bridge
Photo-impressions: River Liffey, Dublin
Winter sunset over Wythenshawe
Photo-impressions: Heaton Mersey Dusk Skies
Liverpool Liver Building upper part of the facade
Featured book: Liverpool Then and Now
Stockport Railway Viaduct, 1980s
Movie locations in Manchester and Stockport
Night view of the Hulme Arch and Princess Road looking north
Images along Manchester's Princess Road - not Parkway!
Houses on Palmerston Road Dublin with ornate street lamp
The Dublin suburb of Rathmines photos and impressions
Lancaster House and Shena Simon College, the Manchester Colleg on the right
Architectural towers on the skyline of Manchester
Seed sculpture by Colin Spofforth, Central Park Manchester
Sights along the A62 from Manchester to Oldham
Kendals / House of Fraser
The fate of 1930s buildings in Manchester
Liverpool Lime St Station, August 2005 with office block, now demolished
The magnificence of Lime Street Station past, present and future
Ancoats Card Room Square
Shadows and open spaces in Ancoats Manchester (MEN article)
Liverpool Waterfront seen from across the river Mersey at dusk
Best view in the UK - Liverpool waterfront seen across Mersey
The Old Fire Station, London Rd Manchester in sunny weather
Manchester's magnificent Old Fire Station - soon to be renovated
Liverpool Liver Building upper part of the facade
Hidden facts about the Liver Building and the Liver birds
Misty sunset over Salford from Collyhurst 2001
Scenic wonders along the A664 Manchester to Rochdale
Althorp Street Liverpool with view of the Mersey and Welsh Hills
The Welsh influence on Liverpool and the Scouse accent
Sadlers Yard newly created square in the NOMA district
New squares in Manchester city centre - MEN Nov 2015
Lancashire Bridge, Stockport, uncovered in 2014.
Greater Manchester's forgotten bridges revealed
River Irwell from Cromwell Bridge, Broughton
Rivers around Greater Manchester - photos & editorial for MEN
My thoughts on the resignation of Anton Corbijn from professional photography
Shaun Keefe 'Guitart' book - Available on iBooks.
Featured photo: The Cloud (hill) seen over snowy Cheshire landscape
The iconic Greengate & Irwell 1950 industrial building in 2003. It has since been demolished.
Visions of old and new in Greengate Salford across the Irwell from Manchester
Bill Rogers - book cover Angel Meadow
Interview with Bill Rogers Manchester crime author
Mosley Street stone carved sign
Streets in Manchester named after famous people
Northern Rail DMU at Carlisle Station
Northern railway journey photographs and travelogue
Photography workshop in Manchester with 3 Mobile
Manchester Civil Justice Centre
Buildings in Manchester we love to hate
Oxford Manchester 3 July 2015
Manchester's Oxford Road - chaotic but fascinating
Ancoats Hospital 25 April 2004
Ancoats Dispensary - its future secured
Review of Manchester Photographer Jon Parker-Lee
Urbis Manchester, 2002
Futuristic buildings in Manchester
Abstract artwork by Karen McBride
An amazing artwork that took shape before my eyes
My eccentric/nostalgic short film The Train to Funky Island made on a DSLR
Manchester Day Parade 2015
Manchester Day Parade photographs
Site of the Twisted Wheel club - Before
Interview on BBC Radio Manchester 10 June 2015
Logo of ALLfm the real voice of Manchester
Second ALL fm radio show on Ancoats Dispensary
Why more people need to learn German
the Manchester Mega-Photo on its first day of display at Urbis 4 July 2008
Fourteen achievements I'm proud of
Manchester Town Hall and Albert Square in bright afternoon sunshine 10 April 2005
Manchester town hall clock tower tour
Charlie's Plan Movie Title Screenshot
Review of the film Charlie's Plan - Audio feature
Shaun Keefe Guitart Norman and John
In His Own Words: Shaun Keefe Audio Slide Show