The street corners project began in February 2018 when one day walking to work I looked up Murray Street as I was waiting for the lights to change to cross the road. It occurred to me that this street corner would only look like this right then. I was inspired to get out my phone and take a picture looking up the street to capture the moment.
I laughed a bit because people on the other side of the road turned and looked up the street to see what had got my attention . . . and nothing had. I had taken a picture for no reason other than that this was what this corner looked like at 8.48 am on Wednesday 21 February 2018 (bird flying overhead included, not cloned out like I thought I’d do when I thought it was a speck, because it was there too).
It seemed like a good idea for a photo project that could be an offshoot of my architecture project. Taking photos of the most normal everyday scenes with my phone as I’m walking past with no aim in mind other than to capture what this moment was like.
Most of these will be iPhone photos processed in Snapseed. I like the slightly over-processed look I can give these photos to make them show what was there in a slightly unreal way.
I’m also liking the large amounts of foreground road I can include. Not that long ago I would have been madly cropping all of that out but now I think it adds something to the scene and it needs to be there. Space maybe? If nothing else I will learn something about composition by doing this. And become more relaxed about taking photos with actual people in them, the aim being to calm down, line the photo up and wait for the right second—when there most likely will be people in the shot who can see me.
So this is basically the archive of the shots that I’ve posted on Instagram. And some bonus pictures.
WEEK 4: 19-25 MARCH 2018
WEEK 3: 12-18 MARCH 2018
WEEK 2: 5-11 MARCH 2018
WEEK 1: 23 FEBRUARY 2018 TO 4 MARCH 2018