I started the week looking at rough sleepers in the area. I had been a bit distressed to see one of the people I speak to occasionally picking up used cigarette butts to make up a smoke, I haven’t seen hims since. I’d have been a bit concerned over the last couple of days, as the wind has been freezing. I think they at least have a sheltered place to go to.
I’ve been quite adventurous (in my eyes, not really) with my photography, getting out and actually filming in a public place, and then I walked down the high street with my phone on the Osmo stabiliser, I might have been filming, or I might not. Either way, apart from a few curious looks, I was completely ignored.
I have spent quite a bit of time on the high street. I’ve been good though, I’ve avoided the bakery and their rather delicious pasties and bacon pastries this week – I’m quite pleased with myself for doing that. Apart from the bakery though, there are parts of the high street that are in a very sad state at the count, there were thirteen closed shops units. What could we do with them?
For me, yet another project idea – would I ever get a project of the ground? Well, in a way I have done. I’ve included pictures of people at work. I have a couple of books and I want to do a bit of research before I start out.
In 2017, I took pictures of all the Shop fronts on Stokes Road, then I became interested in the buildings and re-took pictures, to include the buildings. Only problem is; you can see the building, but not the shop – if that makes sense.
The header picture? I took a panorama of the high street. It came out slightly different to what I expected I must admit,