Tuesday 10 April 2012

Black and White World

Hello. Today we will be without the usual Kodachrome faded browns and mustards and will concentrate instead on the pin-sharp blacks, whites and, er, greys of this little collection. I don't know where the locations are, except that they are our favourite sixites and seventies shopping precincts and covered markets.

Quite a nicely composed image this - varnished roof panelling and spotlighting. Maybe not a shopping centre at all. I'm thinking a magistrates office. Perhaps the two ladies pictured are discussing their recent acquittals?

"I see thin people."

That bunting really picks the place up - gives it a lift. Know what I mean?

Perhaps this is Redditch again - those stalagtites and stalagmites look familiar. Wimpy peeps out through the stairs as Tesco shows us some nice corporate art and depresses us in equal measure with a 'Back to school' ad campaign.

It's getting busy here - one of the twins from The Shining meets a friend in the foreground, as a droid seeks to loosen its restraining bolt and shuffle away from the Jawas in Currys.

This Is England? Thankfully no - instead we have what seems to be Bruce Foxton and two ladies hangin' around outside the public toilets. A cast-iron bicycle is docked imposingly in the foreground, whilst amid the concrete and painted girders in the background we glance some classic between channels graffitti tags. A shout goes out to Biff, Hettie, Rozz, Caz and Korky, and to pre-internet nicknames in general!

A shout also goes out (albeit in a very polite and restrained way) to The Atlantic Cities, who did rather a nice piece here. More soon, mind how you go!