at the Industrial Estate
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I think most of us would usually expect to see a swan gliding gracefully
along a river in a setting far more scenic than that of an industrial
estate. I was surprised to see it here and I think the pigeons were
So, when presented with this opportunity it was natural to want to grab
a shot quickly for fear of disturbing the moment, but that wouldn't
necessarily have made the most aesthetically pleasing of images, or
help build a deeper thought behind the image, which is what I try to
Whilst keeping my distance so as not to cause any distress, I calmly
and quietly composed the shot looking to divide the frame in an interesting
way... using the wall edge, it's baseline, and it's shadow to split
the scene into three sections. I felt this gave the image a firm visual
structure that went well with the stark concrete surroundngs.
Then it was just a matter of waiting for a little extra something to
build that all important narrative. I'm hoping there's enough elements
for you to create your own ideas around the image. For me, it felt like
it could be a metaphor for homelessness, a comparison with the people
I see on the streets of Brighton and London, curled up in a corner taking
no part in the world as it moves on around them... and that being in
this situation doesn't mean one ceases to be beautiful, just in need
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new to my work, please know I'm always keen to make new contacts and
push my photography to wider horizons. If you like what you see, say
If you are able to help bring my photography to a larger audience, then
lets talk! I'd be glad to hear from you!
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