Using one quote and one location, the task was to create a photographic piece and repeat 10 times. Each photo below was taken in different locations around Coventry.
Location 1 – Ellen Terry
I explored the Ellen Terry building in Coventry. It surprised me, I never would have thought that I would find so many secret rooms. The quote by August Sander made me really think about trying to leave things as people had left them. The first photo was on a stair landing in the building. Everything was arranged this way when I arrived, it was as though someone had set it us especially for my camera. The second photo was at the very top of the building in a dome, i decided to photograph the run down man made industrial structure.
Location 2 – The Hub
The Hub was a busy location, almost overwhelming in come ways. I captured this boy who was completely absorbed in the activity downstairs, he wouldn’t have noticed me. He almost ties into the architecture around him – the lines join and the colours clash.
Location 3 – Fredrick Lanchester
After considering the quote i decided that the best way to approach this would be to sit on the pavement and wait for life and human interaction to happen. I held my camera to my face and looks through the view finder. Although I was waiting for a while, 2 boys bounced into the frame and knowing of my presence began making interesting shapes. I knew this is what I had waited for.
Location 4 – Engineering and Computing Building
I knew I wanted to include structure and architecture and well as life and movement in this shot. I took an initial shot looking down in the Engineering building. I didn’t like it, so i changed the angle and framed it more to my taste. I still didn’t quite like it. So I waited for a person to walk through the exact part of the frame that I had originally planned. I shot it. Now I like it.
Location 5 – Coventry University College
Location 6 – Herbert Art gallery and Museum
I saw the geometry and architecture of the stairs. It’s boldness contrasted with the fluffy and warm colours of the clouds and the sunset.
Location 7 – Alma Building
Location 8 – Swimming Baths and Sports Centre
Location 9 – Sports centre
Location 10 – Bus Station