Southampton Ferry Terminal

A quick panoramic shot as I go over to the Isle of Wight. Getting up at 5.20am = 3rd cup of coffee!

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Clothes of Southampton

It’s been a busy weekend, but I have started to scan some of the films back from the processor for the 365 project. Keeping track of what I shot when is a bit of a ‘mare as the film numbers don’t match up with my notes. Still, I can work out what was taken when.

Here is one of the shots. Weird how everyone is pretty wearing the same dull colours in the shot – even the car!

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Street talk Southampton

One thing I really like is the comments that people write on walls, etc. in towns. Maybe one day I will pull the shots together to create a mini project or something.

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Libraries of the dead

Whilst I was listening to the radio last week a person being interviewed was talking about being a taphologist (correct me if I am wrong here). This being a person who studies graves and how they have changed over time. He came up with an interesting phrase that graveyards were ‘libraries of the dead’. Specifically, he was talking about how graveyards tell stories about the people within them.

Now, I did (and slowly continue to do) a project on remembrance. My aim was not to be a taphologist, but to document how people seek to remember those who have died in the recent times. How people remember those who have passed away is quite fascinating, if a little morbid. Today, during my lunch break I went for a walk in Southampton’s Old Cemetery to look at one of these ‘libraries of the dead’.

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Tuesday 19th July 2016

Southampton

I am at the point of starting a new documentary project on Southampton. I am not sure what form it is going to take yet, mainly as I just want to explore the different ideas that come up for a while before focusing the work. It’s a project in its really early stages, I have literally only done a few shots so far.

This one is the most interesting of those that I have done so far. I like the cramped almost claustrophobic sense that you get from the image as well as the forlorn look of the man walking down in the street below.

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