THEY’RE the south coast photographers whose work delves into the depths of every city they visit.

Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale have travelled the length and breadth of Europe with their yellow 1969 converted caravan gallery for the last 15 years.

Now, as part of their Southampton residency, they are asking members of the public to show what Southampton means to them – with a “warts and all celebration” of the city.

The photographers – along with a handy team of volunteers – have converted a disused Cash Converters shop on East Street into an “alternative visitor information centre”, ready to host aspiring artists’ impressions of the city – from photos and drawings to video, sculpture and crafts.

From November 3 - 30, the shop at 108 East Street will be open with art materials ready for Southampton’s most creative residents to contribute their talents to the “Pride of Place” project.

The photographers are asking the public to show what Southampton means to them with observations, little known facts and creations to The People’s Map and The People’s Wall at the East Street venue.

Winning images from an open submission photography competition focusing on Southampton also forms part of the opening display with prizes donated by The Caravan Gallery and local businesses.

There will also be an “unusually entertaining survey” giving residents and visitors a chance to say what they think about Southampton past, present and future.

Photographers Jan and Chris – who as previously reported by the Daily Echo have an exhibition of their work on at Solent Showcase gallery – said: “This is a great opportunity for the people of Southampton to show off their local knowledge and creativity.

“Everyone is welcome to participate – individual artists, writers and musicians, schools, colleges, arts, crafts and community groups, photography and local history societies, sports associations, gardening clubs, writers and musicians, local food producers, shoppers, road sweepers, civil servants etc.

“We want to know about your Southampton!”

Contributions might include 2D and 3D artworks, photos, films, scrapbooks, old postcards, books and brochures, souvenirs and memorabilia. Items may be scanned and returned or kept until the end of the exhibition.

Alternatively, they can be donated to The Caravan Gallery archive.

Some of the material collected will appear in a commemorative publication produced at a later date.

The Southampton Pride of Place Project is open now, there is a launch event on November 3 at 5pm and it ends with a closing celebration on November 30 where participants and visitors can come together to admire the finished display.