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Tea and Marmite

I have taken photos of this building before usually when I’m passing I have a look and see if theres no scaffolding on it, as something always seems to be done with this building.

Today, for the first time, I had someone appear (seemingly from nowhere) and ask, in a very confrontational tone, that most irritating question when you are taking a photo; “What are you doing?”. The temptation to say something sarcastic sometimes gets the better of me! This time, however, I was quite jovial about it and said the obvious, “I’m taking a photo.” after which I waited for the normal reply “WHY!”. But this time it didn’t come, there was only a, “Can you leave? This is private property.” followed by a sternly pointed finger toward to the wet floor sign I had walked passed and completely missed while checking my camera settings, as you do (well I do), while thinking of the shot. I was going to argue but I was in too good a mood and just smiled and walked off.

Perhaps being someone who likes to take photos of almost anything that catches my eye, after all they are meant for me and I see something in the image that appeals to me, it’s a personal thing. I don’t understand why some people, when they see someone taking photos of the unexpected, think there something funny going on or that I’m a bit on the strange side (actually, I’ve got no argument on that one). I think maybe, incorrectly, they live in a very closed and orderly world and I suppose maybe I’m being a little judgmental on someone I know nothing about.

It might be my imagination but I seem to be coming across this kind of situation quite a lot more lately. I was just going to bin the photo, as I’m not totally happy with it, and not mention the incident at all but I guess it serves a purpose this morning.

On a different note though, yesterday I spent part of the day watching one of Bristols best graffiti artists work on a commissioned piece. There was a lot of people going past, some were very complimentary and asked lots of good question and on the whole very positive about what was going on. A few, well lets say they were on the disapproving side.

I feel quite lucky as a lot of people that I know are; creative, imaginative, positive and, more importantly, open minded with a can do attitude. Or at the very least they will have a go regardless of success or failure but give their best!

I don’t know where that lot came from… Sorry for the long rambling post or if it doesn’t makes sense! But, I figure it might be worth somebodies time to read.

Anyway I hope that everyone has a great Monday and the week ahead and for me it’s time for tea and toast with Marmite!

Tea and Marmite

A touch of blue sky

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The Avenue Drivers Club

I had a hour to spare on Sunday and managed to pop down to The Avenue Drivers Club meeting at Queens Square in Bristol and took a few photos of some of the vintage cars before they all went for a drive in the beautiful spring sunshine that we had over the weekend.

The Avenue Drivers Club

Trojan

The Avenue Drivers Club

Trojan

The Avenue Drivers Club

Trojan

The Avenue Drivers Club

Trojan

The Avenue Drivers Club

Trojan

The Avenue Drivers Club

Cadillac

The Avenue Drivers Club

Corvette Sting Ray

The Avenue Drivers Club

TVR

The Avenue Drivers Club

E Type Jaguar

The Avenue Drivers Club

E Type Jaguar

The Avenue Drivers Club

E Type Jaguar

 

 

Banana Bridge

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 2

This is the second part of my Darker Side of Bristol  post again with mostly urban images taken around Bristol this last month or so I’m slowly getting the hang of what I need to do and where to go to try my ideas.

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 2

Loners

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 2

Abstractions Bristol and Flavas

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 2

Cafe Kino

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 2

Stokes Croft

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 2

ASK

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 2

Light Trails

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 2

Keeping Fit

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 2

Hotwells

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 2

Cattle Market road

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 2

St Pauls Church

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 2

MShed

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 2

Thekla

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 2

The Old Post Office

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 2

Soker

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 2

Empty Space

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 2

Banana Bridge

 

 

BT Tower

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 1

I’m enjoying doing night photography at the moment around Bristol as I’m having to step out side of my comfort zone and try new ideas and processes which to be honest is a lot of fun.

So I’m going to be breaking this post into two parts otherwise it will be a bit on the cramped side and will try and mix it up a bit, but it is mostly of a urban nature.

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 1

BT Tower Purdown

 

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 1

Jody

 

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 1

Midnight Tree

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 1

Tesco extra

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 1

Sabrina

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 1

M32

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 1

Bristol

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 1

Light Chevron

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 1

Weapon Of Choice

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 1

Zase and Dekor

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 1

Stokes Croft

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 1

Nine Tree Hill

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 1

Falling Down by Dotcom and Slim

The Darker Side Of Bristol part 1

Frogmore Street

 

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Controlled

I went along to the opening of Controlled a multi media experience and show by Artist Paul Boswell in collaboration with Klumpox on it’s opening night and managed to take some photos of the night at The Control Room one of the new creative spaces provided by Bristol City Council.

Controlled

Projected

Controlled

Heads

Controlled

Animation

Controlled

Control Room

Controlled

Lights

Controlled

Control Room

Controlled

Shadows

Controlled

Unfolding

Controlled

Control Room

Controlled

In the spot light

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Control Room

Controlled

Nest

Controlled

Outside of the Control Room

Controlled

Detail

Controlled

Involvement

Controlled

People outside the controlroom

 

Paul Green Photography § Bristol based photographer specialising in architectural, abstract, travel, street art & whatever takes my fancy.