Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Wisbech; a strange place 2 - A man in the bin

Ok lets start with my greatest street photography find yet;

The man in the bin!

I really like street photography; walking around with my camera poised ready to find something quirky going on in everyday life. This was my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I couldn't believe walking past the museum in Wisbech and seeing this guy's head through the opening of the bin. It was a time where I was so excited to be out with my camera. This guy was so engrossed in his phone call and his roll ups that he didn't see me standing there taking pictures of him.

Who is this guy?
Who's he talking to?

Other street photography from the afternoon were too some good finds;

When finding a sign saying 'walk' you just have to wait for someone to walk past!

Job done.

Another man, another bin, another phone or 2.

This man has no face.

I personally like Wisbech; lots of fond memories of making music with school friends and a couple of years later drinking there with my mate Lee.

However the place does have a reputation for being rough (put politely). The textures, the grime, the rubbish bags, the bins, the weeds, the litter; all help to convey this dowdy image.

I was also hoping to carry on my theme of alleyways, I knew the Crescent in Wisbech would provide some of these.
I love the distortion from the fisheye lens
While walking around I found another piece of Penguin street art matching what I had found previously in another part of town, I wonder if anyone knows of anymore?

There was a cat stalking the penguin, it must be hungry.
Even the local council and PCSO are interested in up and coming local artists.
I walked down Norfolk Street; a tight and very busy road full of kebab shops and European stores to name a few. Safe to say there will always be something to take a photo of.
Shot from the hip, im sure he knew what I was up to.
Near Norfolk Street is St Peters Church; in the grounds are this bench and flower beds.


Contrast of alive and dead.

On the other side of the market place/town centre are numerous great little alley ways which will be worth a further visit sometime.

Im hoping in the next few weeks to visit a city, I aim for more street and building/architecture photography.
Thanks for looking.