CLICK’EM…THEY’RE BETTER BIGGER!
I shot these back in the summer, and only went back for a second look yesterday, when I considered using them for the ‘Layer’ theme….but it all seemed a little too literal.
However, It did make me think about their subject in a way I maybe hadn’t before…
If I were to trawl back through my archives I reckon I’d be shocked by the amount of very similar shots I’ve taken over the years. I’ve always been attracted to bill boards, I’m sure in large part due to colour and texture….but it’s more than that. Forthcoming event posters don’t interest me in the same way…They have to be ‘over’, the more out of date and distressed the better, a fragmented and incomplete event record of something that’s well and truly been and gone.There’s something almost ‘archaeological’ about them. Together with the idea of photos as ‘histories’, they seem to resonate with me on more than one level.
All Images Copyright Stuart Allan Hyde.