A photo a day – hidden from view

Today’s photo is of an everyday thing not seen by many people. When I drive with anyone else in my car they stow the wheelchair in the car boot/trunk for me. But when I drive alone I put the back wheels and cushion on the back seat of the car and then lift the wheelchair frame over me (seated in the driver’s seat) and place it on the passenger seat. This is what it looks like.


The back of the wheelchair frame is folded down onto the seat and the frame is upside down. This makes it easier to move over my body. I used to transfer in and out of my car a lot when working full time but as I do it less now I find the effort harder.

I like photos of hidden things, be it the inside or places we normally don’t see, or things people do that we are not often privy to. Mary Ellen Mark is quite famous for her images of the hidden world of  a mental institution (link). Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre photographed Detroit in decline (link), and just today I saw some fabulous photos of Sheffield court house by Dan Circa here: (link). All three sets of images appear to me to work on two levels of the spectacle and discourse whereas my image is not spectacular in any sense – just different.


About Pete

South Londoner struggling with life, art and photography.
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