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Rush hour arrives in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle

Rush Hour by Pete Carr

If you captured your regular commute on film, what would it look like? Probably nothing like Pete Carr's. The photographer has been taking images - like the one above - of his daily journeys to and fro on the River Mersey and now they are on show in a new exhibition, titled Rush Hour, in the Baltic Triangle. Pete has turned his back on traffic congestion, delays and frustration to take an all together more leisurely - and enjoyable - approach to the morning and evening commute. And he's been particularly inspired by the changing light at the start and end of the day. Pete explains: "Growing up on the Wirral, with family on both sides of the river, I've taken trips on the ferry since I was a kid. Days out with my nan, who was from Bootle, and school trips to the museums. "However it’s only since I started using the ferry every day as a commuter that I got to really appreciate its brilliance. "Sailing towards the Liverpool skyline on a frosty cold day with snow on the deck, a hot brew in one hand and an ice cold camera in the other while taking in the stillness of the sunrise. "As a photographer the light is stunning but as a person the commute does wonders for mental health.” You can see 31 of Pete's images in Rush Hour at Unit 51 in Baltic Creative until May 30.

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