Welcome to CKPonderingsToo and the first of what I hope will be a wealth of shared and project-based photographic journeys!
For this first post, I asked for people’s interpretations of the phrase “January Blues”. Many thanks to everyone who had submitted a photograph – here are the results!
Name: Postcard Cafe https://postcardcafe.wordpress.com
Location: Photograph taken from the tow path of the Sheffield canal
Note: I spent a weekend taking photographs inspired by and exploring the theme of the project. It came down to two photographs but unexpectedly it was this one I kept coming back to. It was the last photograph from my walk along the canal. At the time of taking it I wasn’t entirely convinced it would work but it won me over to become my contribution to the project. The colour palette, simplicity and composition make it an undemanding image that I find satisfyingly easy on the eye.
Location: St Mary’s Island, Chatham.
Note: I was at a bit of a loss when it came to taking my own photo for the project. There was a lot going on and, if I am honest, I hadn’t really considered what I was going to do for the project I was supposed to be curating! But, during an hour getting away from what life was throwing at me, I spent some time wandering along the river in Chatham. What had once been a seething mass of dockyards was now being transformed into high quality ‘affordable’ housing for the masses. Chatham is not a town to forget its naval heritage, and so disused machinery has become art installations. This crane, which has long since lost its ships and cargo, stood proud against the January sky and its greeny-blue colour matched the backdrop completely.
Name: Documenting the Obvious http://dothob.wordpress.com
Location: Berlin Mitte
Note: This is a construction site in Berlin Mitte. I took this picture on the
4th of January 2020.
Name: Mike Osborn https://www.mikeosbornphoto.com
Location: Fylde Coast, Lancashire
Note: This photograph was taken on the Fylde Coast of Lancashire, north-west England. It was only mid-afternoon but the cloud was obscuring the sun, making it feel like a premature day’s end, so typical for a long January. The coastscape was sufficiently maudlin and bleak to add to this feeling.
More collaborations will be on the way, so watch this space!!!