It’s 4pm on a gloomy and wet New Year’s Eve. As I looked out the window just now the slashing rain had stopped and there was a brighter hue detectable in the sky and little pink lights on the cranes on the horizon. I saw the word HOPE emblazoned on the bridge – and it did give me hope. 2017 was good for me in many ways but distressing and depressing when I think about world conflicts and the suffering of so many people. I despair at our inept and manipulative political leaders. But I’m also a believer in the potential for change and the power of people to influence things for the better. So here’s hoping for a better 2018 for all.
I have now completed a whole year of my Changing Views project, which I started in October 2016, and which took me up to October 2017.
21 September 2017:
See the project here:
I’ve been photographing a particular view – the view out my kitchen window – for the past nine months. I started in mid October 2016, at the height of Autumn and intend to carry on for a complete year. Beyond using the same camera and lens there is no rule or methodology. The inspiration is a particular light, atmosphere, cloud formation; the intent is to capture a particular fleeting and transient moment. Increasingly these transient moments have involved a chance spotting of men and machinery on the the train tracks whilst electrification work takes place on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line. The images below have been taken at dawn, dusk, midday, in rain, snow, dazzling sunlight and fog. I am also curious to see the processes of change unfold, and the interplay of nature, construction and urban development in this specific cityscape.
Here’s the picture I took yesterday marking 9 months of the project:
You can see the progression of the Changing Views Project here:
I’ve been photographing a particular view – the view out my kitchen window – for the past six months. I started in mid October 2016, at the height of Autumn.
Here are a few of images from the project:
Check out the Changing Views project here: