street corners

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.

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Corner of Murray and Collins Street | 21 February 2018 | 8.48 am

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

20180321 Elizabeth & Liverpool St 1129 am edit

Elizabeth & Liverpool Streets | Wednesday 21 March 2018 | 11.29 am

20180319 Harrington & Liverpool St 525pm edit

Harrington & Liverpool Streets | Monday 19 March 2018 | 5.25 pm

20180319 Murray and Liverpool St 522pm

Murray & Liverpool Streets | Monday 19 March 2018 | 5.22 pm

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Collins & Murray Streets | Monday 19 March 2018 | 5.20 pm

WEEK 3: 12-18 MARCH 2018

20180316 Macquarie & Harrington St 1122 am 2

Macquarie & Harrington Streets | Friday 16 March | 11.22 am

20180316 Collins & Victoria St 826 am edit copy

Victoria & Collins Streets | Friday 16 March 2018 | 8.26 am

20180315 Elizabeth & Davey St 2 751 am edit copy

Elizabeth & Davey Streets | Thursday 15 March 2018 | 7.51 am

20180314 Liverpool & Harrington St 835 am copy

Liverpool & Harrington Streets | Wednesday 14 March 2018 | 8.35 am

20180313 Macquarie & Murray Street 116pm edit

Macquarie & Murray Streets | Tuesday 13 March 2018 | 1.16 pm

WEEK 2: 5-11 MARCH 2018

20180311 Bathurst & Murray Street 843 am edit IG copy

Bathurst & Murray Streets | Sunday 11 March 2018 | 8.43 am

20180310 High Street and Circle Street edit copy

Circle & High Streets, New Norfolk | Saturday 10 March 2018 | 12.37 pm

20180309 Corner of Morrison and Brooke Street 752 am edit copy

Brooke & Morrison Streets | Friday 9 March 2018 | 7.52 am

20180307 Elizabeth & Macquarie St edit copy

Elizabeth & Macquarie Streets | Wednesday 7 March 2018 | 12.16 pm

20180307 Liverpool & Muray St 849 am

Liverpool & Murray Streets | Wednesday 7 March 2018 | 8.49 am

20180307 Goulburn & Molle St 837 am edit copy

Goulburn & Molle Streets| Wednesday 7 March 2018 | 8.37 am

20180305 Corner of Murray & Macquarie Sts 518 pm copy

Macquarie & Murray Streets | Monday 5 March 2018 | 5.18 pm

20180305 Corner of Davey & Harrington St 838 am edit copy

Davey & Harrington Streets | Monday 5 March 2018 | 8.38 am

WEEK 1: 23 FEBRUARY 2018 TO 4 MARCH 2018

20180302 Corner of Davey and Murray St 841 am edit copy

Davey & Murray Streets | Friday 2 March 2018 | 8.41 am

20180301 Aberdeen and Davenport St Glebe 1218 pm edit copy

Aberdeen & Davenport Streets, Glebe | Thursday 1 March 2018 | 12.18 pm

20180228 Barrack & Liverpool Sts 247pm edit IG copy

Barrack & Liverpool Streets | Wednesday 28 February 2018 | 2.47 pm

20180228 Hobart Rivulet Barrack St 2 edit copy

Hobart Rivulet at Barrack Street | Wednesday 28 February 2018 | 2.47 pm

20180228 Murray & LIverpool Streets 842 am 1 edit copy

Murray & Liverpool Streets | Wednesday 28 February 2018 | 8.42 am

20180227 Macquarie & Barrack Street 835am edit IG copy

Macquarie & Barrack Streets | Tuesday 27 February 2018 | 8.35 am

20180226 Harrington & Macquarie St 526 pm edit IG copy

Harrington & Macquarie Streets | Monday 26 February | 5.26 pm

20180226 Liverpool & Elizabeth St 1203 pm edit

Liverpool & Elizabeth Streets | Monday 26 February 2018 | 12.03 pm

20180223 Cnr Elizabeth & Macquarie edit

Elizabeth & Macquarie Streets | Friday 23 February 2018 | 11.29 am