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photoblog image For the Mundane shall become Art!

For the Mundane shall become Art!

Well the YSP stuff is in the can and fun with 2nd curtain flash down at the funfair last night will have to wait as a bit of Urbanity, of the Stockport kind will fill the screen. Portwood shopping sheds, yes Toys r'us is just across the road from last week. A string of anonymous, could be anywhere, won't last without looking tatty, half of them vacant tin shopping sheds, when you open the dictionary at anonymous and dreary the first words are "Tin Shopping Sheds". Hang on need to get off this soap-box without hurting myself, so Steel benches, now they are different, and I've discovered that the steel benches that follow the twists of the Mersey through Stockport are, er, very suprisingly, all different! Will try and link the previous ones and .....tomorrow there is yet another one........oh fif faff slap and tickle layers masks curves desat slap of history brush, winky sharpen.

http://maxblack.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Steel_bench,_Stockport./

For the Mundane shall become Art!

Well the YSP stuff is in the can and fun with 2nd curtain flash down at the funfair last night will have to wait as a bit of Urbanity, of the Stockport kind will fill the screen. Portwood shopping sheds, yes Toys r'us is just across the road from last week. A string of anonymous, could be anywhere, won't last without looking tatty, half of them vacant tin shopping sheds, when you open the dictionary at anonymous and dreary the first words are "Tin Shopping Sheds". Hang on need to get off this soap-box without hurting myself, so Steel benches, now they are different, and I've discovered that the steel benches that follow the twists of the Mersey through Stockport are, er, very suprisingly, all different! Will try and link the previous ones and .....tomorrow there is yet another one........oh fif faff slap and tickle layers masks curves desat slap of history brush, winky sharpen.

http://maxblack.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Steel_bench,_Stockport./

comments (16)

Very nice composition. The form is gorgeous.
David Johnson: Thanks Michael, might be a project in amongst the urban seating of south Manchester.
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, USA
  • 17 Sep 2007, 01:57
How wonderful, Dave. May be the bench is a bit too bright, but its movement is so strong and dynamic, I'm ready to forgive you for that...
The stone work is a good compliment.
Good find and good eye.
David Johnson: The idea was to get the starkness counterpointed with the touch of colour, sort of one to hurt and one to soothe!! So you get my Gold Star for observancy, today!
Very sculptural, hope the SS is better quality than the benches on the Blackpool sea front. They are all now a delicate shade of rust. Hard to believe the council does not get someone to titivate them with a touch of Scotchbrite.
David Johnson: Blackpool...use low grade steel in a corrosive environment.....it beggars belief, maybe its all part of that masterplan to get that Victorian 'feel' back
work off art max work off art.
David Johnson: Everyday objects, just lying about, waiting fo SC'ers to immortalise them.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Sep 2007, 09:45
Looks good David - I must say I particularly like the black bin bag clinging to the rubbish bin like melting tar. We are not very good at thinking things thro' are we.

PS already cheated and looked at the others on Flickr M
David Johnson: Its the old Style over substance chestnut, everything looks great until normal human beings have to react with it, probably forgot to 'email' the cleansing dept prior to the planning meeting as well.
Lovely Shot!
David Johnson: Cheers for that comment.
Really nice capture - great angles.
David Johnson: Ay,I certainly confused all the shoppers scurrying around, but who cares......
amazing what you see when you look. Lovely shot, nice movement.
David Johnson: Remember when my old art teacher took me through the "Looking or Observing' thing,taking time to stop and take in whats there really does make the difference and all this stuff is just lying around....waiting.
  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 17 Sep 2007, 14:30
I like this sort of thing and this shot is no exception.
David Johnson: Thanks Martin, but as I said in the description hardly anyone, well when I'm about, sits here, right seat wrong place or a designers guess at where people would sit?
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Sep 2007, 16:54
And there I was thinking this was another exhibit at the YSP! I like all the curves and circles in this.
Ingrid
David Johnson: Think it must have been guilt that made them put this in, some kind of counterpoint to the awfulness of tin shopping shed land
u totally made comething out of nothing...excellent work!...
David Johnson: Have to say there's not a lot of eye grabbing stuff in Stockport so when I find something have to give it a good biff to whack it into shape,
  • urban8
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Sep 2007, 21:33
Once again, David, you have transformed an everyday object into a fantastic image!!
And I've missed a few images in your recent archive as I've been in France for most of last week, and I can see there's some crackers there too.
David Johnson: France...lovely, hope you got time to take some piccies, yes ta for the comment, had to thrash out a few visual ideas and now know which way to take things.
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 17 Sep 2007, 22:39
Beautiful shot, love the flowing lines and the emphasised areas of light and pattern.
David Johnson: I should really try and get these in context with the blandness of the structures behind...that would be a challenge.
Just think, they get awards for putting these benches and bits of block paving, along with soon to be vandalised little trees, for shoppers to enjoy a quiet moment after rummaging through the Next sale. Your images will probably outlast the bench
David Johnson: Terrible thought that these sheds may outlive us all in their own non rusting way
I love the way you have taken a subject as mundane as this and transformed it into a fantastic image. All the best, Dave.
David Johnson: Yes, just saying to Sam that where I live is or maybe wouldn't be classed as being photogenic, but its worth trying to isolate certain things, they kind of take on their own visual identity without the interference of their surroundings.Ta for the comment and calling by. Tried to think of something witty about your medical torso shot but too jiggered....
Beautiful! Perfect composition - I love this. (:o)

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