Hinckley Photographed

A social documentary of people and place.

By Paul Hands

I set up Hinckley Photographed with my wife Lisa, in 2012 as a Facebook page to become a place for us to share photographs online, that we’d created through our practice around the local area. We both studied photography at NWHC under the guidance of photographic professionals Jim Botton, Andy Swain, Hazel Johnson and James Cunliffe.

As time passed, Lisa discovered a differing art form with her camera, the creation of manipulated pictures, which stood out as incredible works of art but she no longer had the time for this project. At that time, the project changed quite a lot and became more of a social documentary / commentary about the local people, the events and the area’s ever changing landscape. I continued with this project and still to this day, create wall art from the local environment and occasionally document some of the locations events and present portraits of local people.

From time to time, I’ve run local photographic workshops, helping people to understand the art form better. This new page on my website is to host some of the most iconic works and important photographs away from the social media page for Hinckley Photographed.

Please feel free to browse the work and contact me with regard to any collaborations you may be interested in or to buy my art work

You can click on the photographs to look at the relevant projects.

The Rusty Garden

The Rusty Garden

Hollycroft Park

Hollycroft Park

The Bowlers

The Bowlers

The Old Leisure Centre

The Old Leisure Centre


This page is currently under construction and will be updated over the following weeks.

Isla Smiler’s Bandstand