red seats

Out meandering again this week…wasn’t my intention to waste time as had somewhere I needed to be but ended up dilly dallying along the deserted back streets and was duly rewarded for wasting time…turned a corner and there they were. Held together by peeling paint and rust these red seats really cheered me up and had me muttering to self once again about how the town looks so sad and neglected out of season.
P1310327Determined to find more oddities I carried on down the back streets and found a second set of seats inside the back courtyard of a now empty B&B..I had to sort of ‘trespass’ and was aware there were CCTV cameras pointing right at me but the dilapidated gate was hanging off its hinges so, feeling very adventurousP1310341I carefully climbed over the rotting wood avoiding rolled up soggy carpets and various other unmentionables, found a clear corner got the shot and quickly got out. I love exploring and so far have always been lucky not to get questioned by anyone or arrested.

Published by dmanderphoto

Dawn Mander, a Blackpool based self taught photographer, exhibited worldwide and published internationally both in print and online. Dawn runs street photography walks in her home town of Blackpool and gives talks at local colleges, schools and photography groups. In 2018 Dawn was nominated for the RPS Hundred Heroines campaign celebrating women in photography and in 2019 exhibited with over 80 female photographers in the RPS 'Representation on the Line:(Un)framing our Identities' held in Chelsea, Doncaster and Blackpool. For the latter she also executed the roles of organiser and co-curator. Dawn continues to work on her #DocumentingBlackpool & #PortraitofBlackpool series and is currently creating and co-curating exhibitions and community art projects at HIVE Blackpool.

4 thoughts on “red seats

  1. Hello Dawn! I love your imagery. Am a new follower. Also a WP virgin! Trying to fathom it? – getting there – albeit slowly. Your Bond Street photoblog is awesome. My old stomping ground. I was there every step of the way with you. Maybe we crossed paths back in the day?!

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    1. We probably did… glad you like it , I lived in Tuscany Italy for a period early 2000 and my son’s rugby coach was a Notarianni grandson so you see small world .. I only use basic WP as am not too good with it either, keep following cause there’re more short stories stores around the streets of Blackpool


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