Photos as spectacle

I visited Greenwich and the Cutty Sark yesterday. There was no particular reason other than to get out of the house for a few hours. I took a few photos but the aim was not to create a narrative or aesthetically cohesive set, but rather just to play with the compositions and processing. Here are the results. I hope you enjoy them.

Cutty Sark (4 of 6)Cutty Sark (1 of 6)Cutty Sark (2 of 6)Cutty Sark (3 of 6)Cutty Sark (5 of 6)Cutty Sark (6 of 6)

I think you could legitimately argue that I have attempted to create spectacles out of the scenery. The images stand possibly better as single pictures for that, (rather than as part of a series).

How different this image is of my dad.


He’d had a fall and was showing the nurse where he’d cut himself. Not a spectacle, and of something not particularly photogenic. But yet deeper and more satisfying for me.  


About Pete

South Londoner struggling with life, art and photography.
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2 Responses to Photos as spectacle

  1. nuvofelt says:

    I do hope your father improves quickly. Not easy when they fall.


  2. Catherine says:

    I thought you’d been to a fairground at first! I like the colour and gaudiness of them. Such a contrast to the one of your day and I also hope he soon recovers.

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