On gravestones, there are usually two dates: the year of birth and that of death. In between is a short dash - that person's life. It is this space that Rob Bremner's photography is concerned - creating a record for posterity of the people he meets - family, friends and strangers - on his own journey through life.
Rob was born in Wick, a small working-class town in the far north of Scotland. He left Wick to pursue his dream of becoming a photographer and, in 1983, left his hometown to enrol on a photography course at Wallasey College of Art, on the opposite bank of the River Mersey to Liverpool. There he met photographer Tom Wood and worked in his darkroom throughout his college years. Martin Parr, one of the most important photographers of his generation, lived nearby and Rob would spend Sundays following both Tom and Martin around down at heel seaside resort New Brighton taking photographs.
In 1985, Rob was accepted on David Hurn's famous documentary photography course at Gwent College of Higher Education in Newport, returning to Liverpool on the completion of the course to establish himself as a freelance photographer. It was during this time he took his black and white photographs of Liverpool's Pier Head.
Faintest of wear to cover and corners, inside as new.