Editor's Viewpoint: Cabin Fever
The garden shed is much more than a simple utilitarian storage area in which to dump the lawnmower and the detritus of domestic life.
It is the place where man — almost always a man — can escape, perhaps to gain solitude, or to practise a hobby such as woodworking or prepare bedding plants.
But for former Belfast man Norman Taylor, his garden shed is much more than any of those. He used it as the subject for digital photography — all 13,000 pictures — after failing eyesight meant he had to ditch his old-fashioned film camera. Now his photographs have become must-see exhibits in Scotland and, soon, in Belfast. To the many attributes of the humble shed add therapy and art.