A photo a day – nosy neighbour

I hadn’t thought at all about what to shoot today and present as my photo of the day. I’ve been busy thinking and planning for the Bank Street Arts exhibition. When I work in my room pauses are often accompanied by looking out of my window and seeing what’s going on. Nine times out of ten nothing is happening. But today two scaffolders appeared – although I heard them first while in bed. Once I was up I became very nosy. Were they just going to repair some roof tiles? Maybe replace the windows? All became clear when they unfurled their banner.

I took a number of shots – close up and wider – but this one where the workers are framed by my window and the banner provides the explanation was a clear winner. Lots of photographers used frames within the photo frame to frame their subjects – indeed the upstairs windowsill in Joseph Nicéphore Niépce’s home was used as a platform for his photographic experiments and the image View from the Window at Le Gras taken in 1826 widely considered to be the first photo.


About Pete

South Londoner struggling with life, art and photography.
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