A Chester photographer has provided a unique insight into the city during the race season with a street photography project.

Ian Southerin’s gallery of photographs entitled At the Races captures racegoers and Cestrians intermingling on the city streets, enjoying street entertainment and grabbing a bite to eat.

Ian said: “I want to show people having a great time in unguarded moments.

“Street photography is all about creating images at a decisive or poignant moment that will create a response with the viewer. I want that response to be a smile.”

Photographs from Chester Races May Festival by Ian Southerin for his At the Races street photography project
Racegoers dancing at Chester Cross

Ian will be in town throughout the 2016 race season quietly observing and looking for those quirky moments.

He added: “I live in Chester and my photography business, Location Photography, is also based in the city.

“The aim of the project is to show Chester and Chester Races in a positive light.

“Ultimately I would like to have an exhibition of my images in Chester, possibly at the racecourse .”