“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
Before I take that first step I’ve spent a few hours pouring over travel websites, books, as I seek out future highlights, (not always the tourist traps), of my next journey. I make a list of what I want to see, and how to get there, but once I’m there I’ll wander off the beaten path, (I’m easily distracted by the shiny). I’ll see something down an empty road, a little side street, a corridor that looks like it could lead to something of interest, and I often find something. Eventually, I do get to my intended destination, later than planned but I had some fun along the way.
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Whenever you are in a new town, country, world, (?), take a look around as you wander and you’ll be certain to see something to come across something that might be a bit out of the ordinary.
From the outside some buildings are beautiful and ornate, on the inside they could be a bit kitsch.
Then there’s the plain front that has just a touch of the ornate.
And then there are the times when you’re wondering along a path in the woods, you glance up and notice a small cave. But you don’t get any closer because this is Germany, and you’re well versed in the Brothers Grimm, and are not ready yet for the possibly unexpected creature that might just be in there.
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I first got into photography when I was eleven years old, at first I took some silly photo’s usually involving my sister and brother, some holiday snaps, but in amongst them I started to take pictures that were a bit more interesting. Unfortunately, so called grown up life began to interfere with my creative side, the photo’s I did take tended to be of drunken night’s out, not that was a bad thing, I’ve got some interesting and humourous photo’s from some debauched outings. But, my pictures soon became few and far between, and a bit dull. That was until I came across some photo’s by Simon Marsden, and I found a new and strong inspiration, one that continues to today.
It wasn’t until I learned of his death in January 2012, that I realised just how much he had inspired me, I tend not to get too involved with those who I admire, (admiration can lead to worship and that is a one way street to disappointment).
Upon first views of his work, many people assume his intention was to become a ghost hunter, to capture a ghost on film, but they’re wrong, it was to capture the atmosphere of a place, obviously haunted or not. That was something that I had picked up on, and it is what I often try to capture with my own photography, to capture the atmosphere of a place, in another time, or even in another place, and I’ll keep trying until I do.
*note while Simon Marsden rejected digital photography, I embrace it heartedly, although I do keep one foot in film.
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A few photos from various road trips. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/daily-prompt-travels/
Can tell different tales, busy city street or quiet village road, from benign to sinister, to horror.