My father was a sign writer, pushed out by the introduction of cheap plastic signage and I’ve been known to wield his brushes for a few choice establishments. This wall, believed to of been painted in the 1930’s, is in Bitterne, Southampton, UK.
Here’s a little sneaky peek of some of the photographs made on my latest Heritage Photo Walk of the medieval walled city of Southampton. My home town, the infamous cruise liner the Titanic sailed from Southampton, well before I was born I hasten to add…
You can find out more information about my upcoming Heritage walks at the fb page Southampton Photo Walks or if you would like a customised booking to explore Southampton and the beautiful surrounding areas of Winchester, or the stone circles Avebury and Stonehenge drop me a line via the contact form. Private transport and visits to the very best historic public houses for fine foods and refreshment can be happily arranged also!
A friends little girl came to play and I wanted to get her away from glitter and plastic to show her natures magic. I found a leaf covered in tiny frozen droplets of dew. When I came upstairs and said ‘Look what I found! Quickly! Before the magic melts…’ her eyes lit up as if I had treasure in my hands. We put it safely in the freezer on a box of fish fingers. ‘I really liked that,’ she said.
I’ve been experimenting with a mirrored editing technique as research for a larger collection of geometry focussed mixed media work but the photographs are becoming a series all of their own.