OUTER SUBURBS 87 – MODERN LIFE 8: COMMUNICATION

 

 


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This image is best viewed enlarged: click onto it to open a larger version in a separate window, and click onto that image to enlarge it further – recommended.

Turning a corner, on a street and, to my left, three means of communication, three means of getting your message across.

First, an image, an image of a man as it happens, another image in a world already swamped in images.  And this image – of course – is contained within yet another image, the image posted here.  So I’m contributing to the problem >>> at this point I could get into repeated utterances of “Mea culpa!!!” (I always knew a classical education would come in useful … eventually … ) along with energetic thumping of my quailing breast, but I’m wary of Repetitive Strain Injury, so what the hell?

Then tags, street art, graffiti, call them what you will.  Desires to be known, to be acknowledged; proofs of presence, of existence even, in an increasingly online and lonely world.  And so, via my totally indispensable paper diary, to Herbert Prochnow (1897-1998): “A city is a large community where people are lonesome together.”.

And finally the phone, a landline, archaic now, communication from my childhood but, still, eminently effective.  As Lennon and McCartney so succinctly put it, “You know my name, look up the number.“.

There are earlier Modern Life posts here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 .  Each will open in a separate window.

The first image in the Outer Suburbs series, with context, is here: 1 .  Subsequent images are here: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 53a 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 .  Each will open in a separate window.

Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, using the Camera Vivid film simulation; south Bristol; 29 Jan 2019.
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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

11 Responses to OUTER SUBURBS 87 – MODERN LIFE 8: COMMUNICATION

  1. bluebrightly says:

    I have fallen so far behind….this one’s great, like a modern version of a medieval triptych, communicating something a little different. And differently.

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  2. an amazing perspective (as always) and I love your thoughts on it!

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  3. Meanderer says:

    I like the colours here; the blues of the man’s clothing, and of the telephone, bookend the graffitied phone box; nicely balancing everything 🙂

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