24 June 2014

"Feet on floors"

... on Regent Street, which had been closed off for the Bus Cavalcade.

Imagine my delight to find the word FRIDGE written on the street, part of the planning for this or some other event no doubt, and people wandering into and out of it. Or standing "in the fridge".







Later I found a seat on one of the chairs set out on the raised islands in the middle of the street; my photos of passing feet turned into a fascination with the bags people carried - this is a shopping street, after all -



What interests me in both these sequences is that people are walking in the road, rather than keeping to the pavement, as they usually would be ... this "dislocation" isn't recognised at first, if at all, because so much else is going on in the photo sequence. It would be more obvious in a film sequence than in a static photo, as film and still need to be looked at in different ways (how these differ, I'm not exactly sure, but someone somewhere has probably written about it...).

2 comments:

Janis Doucette said...

Love seeing these! I have a few photo shoots of this subject too but still haven't used them yet. Looking forward to seeing what you do with these!

Stitchinscience said...

What a treat to see the fridge photos.