The exhibition toured locations in Dunster, Lynmouth, Minehead and Taunton. I enjoy photographing people so I chose a section of Dulverton; the length of Fore Street to Bank Square, which people would recognise as the core of the town centre. […]
The exhibition toured locations in Dunster, Lynmouth, Minehead and Taunton.
I enjoy photographing people so I chose a section of Dulverton; the length of Fore Street to Bank Square, which people would recognise as the core of the town centre. I chose a typically wet morning but it changed to a glorious afternoon and evening.
Most of us visit a town on a mission and a deadline. When it is for work or shopping people normally want to get in, achieve what they set out to do and get home again. In Dulverton there is a contrast between these visits and leisure activities: either by local people out for the day or evening; or the visitors and holiday makers, strolling at a different pace, sight seeing, window shopping, eating ice cream or popping into a cafe or pub.
Dulverton has everything that you would want to find in a small, English country town: provisions for the rural population, rest and repast for the traveller, spaciousness, graciousness and human hugger-mugger.
This project is about “mindfulness”, “inner calm” and “feeling the place”. Some might think that there is a contradiction between these things and a busy, town centre location. There need not be. Observing a town waking up, coming into life, winding down at the end of the day and returning to slumber, is in many ways like watching a life in the day of a living organism.
The life of a town is full of busy days; through the observance of but one day we may witness something of its life. Between the twilight before dawn and the hour after midnight I tried to record its breathing.
“It is a spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black. You can hear the dew falling and the hushed town breathing.” Dylan Thomas
Street Art, Chemainus, Vancouver Island.
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Running Wild Photography Exhibition
I believe that it is important to document and learn from failures as well as projects that went well. I was supposed to be part of the Running Wild Photography Exhibition currently open at Dunster but my concept and its execution didn't pass muster and, having left it too late to change tack, I had to withdraw. Here is the story.
"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not." Georgia O'Keeffe