Unfamiliar

•14 March 2009 • Leave a Comment

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When I went out with my camera subjects that would have been everyday and probably not particularly interesting to other Liverpool residents fascinated me because they were unfamiliar.

LYNETTE ARDEN 1974

The challenge was to take a photo that fitted that quote.  I wanted something that was identifiably Liverpool, but not necessarily iconic.  So, the Liver Building was out.

In the end, I decided that the best way to try and see what Lynette was getting at was to mount the camera on a tripod, stick it in the front footwell of the car and simply drive around, pressing the shutter at random moments to see what I came up with.  I had no idea whether I would get anything interesting or worthy of posting as a response to the challenge.

I filled a memory card and then drove home.  Out of more than 200 pictures, this one seemed to fit the brief the best.  Its a road I drive at least once a week – Upper Parliament St.  Its on the edge of a part of town that has some of the most stunning residential architecture in Liverpool.  Its instantly identifiable, but I’d reckon that because its on a major route in and out of the city, so many people drive along here to or from work without really looking.

I picked a few more that worked, although probably not as well and put them all through a Lomo action in Photoshop.  That too seemed to make sense – it gives a ’70s feel to the photos which, of course, also refers back to the date of the quote.

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