Part of the recent release of the Weavers Door Journal Issue No.002 which can be found here featured us visiting what was the main Post Office in Liverpool City Centre to shoot a selection of our Autumn/Winter Collection from the likes of Barbour To KI TO, Penfield, Norse Projects, Oliver Spencer and Common People. The Copperas Hill building which over several floors sprawls three and a half acres is adjacent to Lime Street train station and was formerly purpose built for the Royal Mail having served as a sorting office since 1977 until its closure in October 2010 where it remained derelict.
For us it’s a huge shame to see spaces such as Copperas Hill being left unused and wasted so we were glad to see it open its doors again as a venue for the 2012 Liverpool Biennial, a UK biennial of contemporary art festival which is in fact the largest international contemporary art festival in the UK. With the space being in good hands we thought the opportunity was there for us to use the amazing labour backgrounds as the scene for our Journal shoot. Headed by our head Journal editor Will we shoot the feature with our good friend of the store Mina Bihi, a talented Liverpool photographer who was more than happy to mix our clothing with the background of the Copperas Hill building. It was amazing for us to see how aesthetically pleasing the spaces were and the interior features such as the steelwork, colour piping and machinery which remains silent in the building. We got a great sense of hard graft shooting the feature as the building had a sense of manual labour and hard work around every corner.
To see more of the Post Office feature photography check out our flickr page found here. A special thank to Eugene Mensah of Style Transition for modelling for us alongside John and Will of the Weavers Door store team.