Steven Chandler | Photographs of Bath, 1980s
A selection of images documenting everyday life in Bath 1986 - 1989 from the archive of photographer Steven Chandler.

Steven "I moved to Bath in 1985 and took up photography after some darkroom courses at Bristol’s Watershed. I was soon working for listings mag Venue, and taking on freelance jobs like weddings, band promos etc. I also began developing and printing my own work in my basement flats makeshift darkroom, which eventually became a printing/processing service called Blow-Up. With the daily crowds of visitors photographing the city’s beauty, I endeavoured to find the grit and reality for everyday working people, an antidote to the tourist image. This became my ongoing project for the next few years".
Jack’s Cafe. Bath , 1987.
Jack’s Cafe. Bath , 1987.

Photo © Stephen Chandler.
Jack’s Cafe. Bath , 1987.
Jack’s Cafe. Bath , 1987.

Photo © Stephen Chandler.
Bus Station Cafe, Bath, 1989.
Bus Station Cafe, Bath, 1989.

Photo © Stephen Chandler.
Guildhall Market Cafe, Bath, 1987.
Guildhall Market Cafe, Bath, 1987.

Photo © Stephen Chandler.
Zetters Bingo Hall, Bath, 1988
Zetters Bingo Hall, Bath, 1988.

Photo © Stephen Chandler.
Kingsmead Flats, Bath, 1988.
Kingsmead Flats, Bath, 1988.

Photo © Stephen Chandler.
Kingsmead Flats, Bath, 1988.
Kingsmead Flats, Bath, 1988.

Photo © Stephen Chandler.
Kingsmead Flats, Bath, 1988.
Kingsmead Flats, Bath, 1988.

Photo © Stephen Chandler.
Kingsmead Flats, Bath, 1988.
Kingsmead Flats, Bath, 1988.

Photo © Stephen Chandler.
Kingsmead Flats, Bath, 1988.
A resident of Kingsmead Flats, Bath, 1988.

Photo © Stephen Chandler.
Hampton Row, Bath, 1987.
Hampton Row, Bath, 1987.

Photo © Stephen Chandler.
Whiteway, Bath, 1987.
Whiteway, Bath, 1987.

Photo © Stephen Chandler.
Milsome Street, Bath, 1987.
Milsome Street, Bath, 1987.

Photo © Stephen Chandler.
Snow Hill, Bath, 1987.
Twerton , 1987.

Photo © Stephen Chandler.
Lunchclub, Twerton, 1987.
Lunchclub, Twerton, 1987.

Photo © Stephen Chandler.

All photos © Steven Chandler, all rights reserved.

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