No reason other than I like the absence of advertising..
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When passing a window and something makes you stop and view the scene before you, you then have to convince the owner of the closed diner to open the doors and let you in for 5 minutes, you’ll be quick, really quick you promise him, you just have to get in and try to capture the image that was calling to you through the window. The table, those legs, the red benches, the repeated red slats on the benches, the glass window, everything perfect, everything so clean and quiet but it was the salt cellar and the vinegar bottle that brought it all together for me.
One of those moments when was walking along a busy main road about 9 at night and saw this image through a hotel bar window. It’s one of those scenes that I have no idea why I like it or why I have this mad feeling of having to capture it before someone walks in to the room and sits at a table ruining the loneliness. Still, the feeling was there and so I took the shot, mumbling to self about low light, dodging passersby and trying not to get a self portrait in the reflection but happily it all seemed to work. Maybe not everyone’s ‘cup of tea’ but I really do like it and it’s looking like yellow leatherette could be a contender for favorite greasy spoon decor. “Red leather Yellow Leather Red Leather Yellow…..
Bikers on the highway in Canada..the first two were easy enough to frame
‘Affliction’ was stopped at the red light
‘Bike Week’ was speeding ahead of us on the highway to the beach..
and I couldn’t resist this guy as he overtook us on the same highway, too close to get the full bike in the frame but distant enough for me to see he is married!
Saw this memory on a wall down a back street on the backside of Blackpool and it made me stop…something somewhere in the back of my mind but I cant remember what. So frustrating when you see something that’s a link to something else, it could just be another photo from another photographer but there’s a memory there somewhere. And I liked it .
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A few years ago reading about Walker Evans I came across another name, William A Christenberry, a photographer from Alabama whose images of the south have greatly influenced me in my passion for photographing random neglected buildings and space. Was sad to read that he passed away this week but it also reminded me of my recent trip to Nova Scotia and my search while there for abandoned empty buildings and old garages, I found quite a few and I like to think Mr Christenberry was guiding me when I found this petrol station on the outskirts of town.
Found this fabulous piece of urban art today while out on the streets,Osch aka Otto Schade is a very talented Chilean born artist now based in London and he left some wonderful artwork on the streets of Blackpool this summer when he was here at the Sand Sea & Spray festival.