I was in my home city of Birmingham for a couple of days mainly to see the Da Vinci exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery – more on that to come. Whilst there I shot some images in the glorious unseasonal sunshine. Freakish February weather.
The Hykeham bus from Lincoln. Feb 2019
Lincoln was bathed in a strange light yesterday morning turning everything model-like and curiously sharp. Surreal.
I have early memories from when I was a child, of furniture, amongst other things, being dumped on waste ground. This was post-war Birmingham. In the inner city, there were “bomb sites” as they were called, where houses, shops and businesses had been destroyed by bombing. The city was slow to change so many of these remained into the 60’s. People would dump, prams, bikes, old mangles and just about anything else on these sites. As they were getting rid of the utilitarian, kite marked, wartime furniture and replacing it with the ‘latest look’ tacky objects, furniture would make a temporary appearance too. If it wasn’t carried off by somebody who was worse off than the person who dumped it we used it as a trampoline, or ocean liner or wartime tank or medieval castle. Inevitably it would be set on fire – especially around Guy Fawkes night, November the 5th. There were no council run waste tips when I was young. There are lots now, which is why I’m surprised people feel …