The Devon Arms is a small and quite old pub situated just off the Harbourside in Torquay, S Devon. Although I wouldn’t really call it a music pub – it’s much more of a local – there’s live music of some form there most nights of the week. Monday nights is Open Mic night hosted by local bluesman Simon Lane and musican Bob Thomson.
I’ve been hanging out there playing percussion with them for a good number of years now and four, maybe five years ago I started taking photographs there and it turned into something of a project.
The collection is quite large, larger than I’d normally consider for a project but once I started the pictures just kept coming.
I was immensely pleased when landlord Ed Kirk asked if I could get some printed up so he could frame them for hanging in the pub. They worked so well we ended up with around a hundred of them on the walls.