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Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Behind Enemy Lines

It's Headbanger Wednesday again, and I've chosen the theme of 'urban decay' this week. I've been thinking and looking at possibilities for the subject, and wanted to show something different. Besides the obvious of crumbling buildings and graffiti, I thought about decaying human relationships that seem more prevalent in cities than in the rural landscape. How people don't talk to their neighbours anymore, or speak to people in queues, and how defensive and suspicious we've become with CCTV, bolts and locks etc. So my picture is of some barbed wire that just about sums up how people tend to feel about strangers these days. Everyone is guilty until proven innocent. Especially photographers. I might sound cynical, but we seem to be heading in that direction closer every day.


Of course there are plenty of rotting buildings dotted around the city centre. Imac's taken one for his masthead. And so here's mine, situated on Canning Circus. A shame the council don't do anything about them, as they are such an eyesore for everyone coming into the city centre that way.