In photos: 24 hours in the life of Bristol

Bristol Cathedral (c) Vaclav Jirousek 8

Bristol Cathedral (c) Vaclav Jirousek 8 - Credit: Archant

A team of more than 20 professional and amateur photographers joined forces to capture the city and its people, creating a visual library of what Bristol stands for in 2017

The project, called A Day In The Life, documented the people and places that make cosmopolitan Bristol tick - from 24-hour party people to Saturday shoppers, sports fans, bikers and buskers to hen parties, street art and wildlife.

Iconic locations photographed on the day included the Watershed, the Hippodrome, Colston Hall, Cabot Circus Shopping Centre, St James’ Park, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol Harbour, Totterdown’s colourful houses and the Bearpit.

Led by award-winning street photographer Mark Waugh, the photographers generated around 1,500 images from 2am Saturday, August 19 to 2am Sunday, August 20, documenting the length and breadth of Bristol, from the city centre to Clifton and Parkway to Temple Meads.

The resulting images brought to life everything from awkward altercations to friends hanging out and even a wedding, along with colourful communities and the alcohol-induced absurd.

Over the course of the day, the team recorded:

• The plight of the city’s rough sleepers trying to keep warm and dry

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• Hundreds of motorcycling enthusiasts congregating for the Bristol Bike Show

• Revellers making the most of the city’s night time economy

• An increased police presence following Bristol FC’s match against Millwall

• A colourful display of Japanese anime cosplay

The full library of 1,500 photos can now be viewed at:

Inspired by the blog Humans Of New York, which has 7.2 million Instagram followers and 18 million Facebook followers, this definitive snapshot of Bristol is the idea of online ink cartridge company

Ian Cowley, managing director of, says: “Life is fast, nowhere more so than in cities. That’s what makes A Day In The Life so appealing - we’re taking moments in time and freezing them, one city at a time.”

Mark Waugh added: “Through this project we’ve brought to life the real power of street photography. These pictures will forever testify what happened in Bristol on August 19, 2017 and because we are printing each and every one, we will ensure the legacy of this historic activity for the city’s future generations.”