A side street in Krakow where artists can sell their work to passers-by. My mother in law calls this sort of art 'Chinese takeaway' deriving the meaning that it's all cheap and tacky but serves a single purpose. I like to think that just having the paintings having in such an ordered manner gives the street, the theme the whole area a new sense of being. The image is intentional left without the gazing eyes of street goers. That is a role I've left for you.
Over several weeks I revisited this buried treasure, a car that had apparently got stuck out on the sand flats of Pilling. Being almost a mile from the coastline it was quite difficult to find, but walkers would come across it every now and again. Eventually I felt the light and tide was right for the perfect photograph.
During a sunny day in Salford a new block of flats stood illuminated. The lives of people and their homes set out on show to the passing public. Surely aware of my gaze and camera all the 'actors' seemed oblivious, as if they were acting out a play of life just for me.
I had the pleasure of meeting Andy in his lighting shop underneath Brighton Pier back in 2008. He was a gentleman and very proud of his fantastic artwork. I had been commissioned to write a photography book on Brighton at Night: Illuminations. Andy's practise of course had to feature centre stage.
It's hard to believe it's been over seven years since I first met this little chap. I remember spotting him (her?) in the street in front of its owner holding up a cup of coins with a closed jaw. It was certainly cute, but as I stopped and dropped down to the same level I noticed he was shivering, not because it was cold, but because it was scared. Take a look again at the eyes.
What a pleasure it was to meet this couple. Despite the warm day the gentleman sat on the 'naughty step' wore a coat and hat while his wife sat on and watched.
Along the banks of the river Po, a terraced apartment block stands proud. Yellow in colour and dressed with bed sheets and linen.
The perfect geometry of this super structure in Calgary, Alberta is still riddled with imperfections made visible in their replections. The opposing, older buildings behind the viewpoint appear broken and tangled. Even the clouds contrast the perfect sky in the foreground. One final surprise is the crescent Moon, can you see it?
After the Sun had set on a late Summer's night the atmosphere glowed pink and orange in the Edinburgh bay. The soft flow of water over these stone leading out into the empty seascape made a perfect picture to end the day.