About the Book
Continuing my series of planned yet random forays into the unexplored reaches of the London A-Z.....
With the whole of London at my disposal, I had assumed that I would be exploring unfamiliar territory. But things rarely turn out as you think they will and my chosen chance strategy had other plans for me. I was despatched off to spend the day travelling on the buses in north-east London, parts of which I know fairly well, though I suppose as good a place as any to spend a rain-soaked day.
I had not had the pleasure of journeying on a London bus for quite some time so was surprised to see that each stop is now displayed on an illuminated board accompanied by the refined tones of a female announcer....just as well, as the view out of the window was obscured for the most part by a film of condensation and raindrops, creating that special atmosphere of sheltered intimacy that you only get on the top deck of a bus but preventing you from seeing where you actually are.
Looking through the bus window seems to have set the tone for the day, my experience of London filtered by a succession of windows or screens of one sort or another, shaping my vision just as the camera frames what the eye sees through the viewfinder.
Through my camera viewfinder I observe the daily and seasonal nuances which alter our domestic, rural and urban spaces. I usually prefer to take my inspiration from life as it unfolds, seeking to frame the mundane stuff of daily life in unexpected ways and creating fresh perspectives on the everyday. I have a particular interest in photographing the urban landscape, incorporating chance elements and exploring the nature of serendipity, coincidence and connections.The images are then combined into sequences in book form to emphasise the underlying relationships between the apparently random and haphazard, celebrating the accidental and the spontaneous. I am a recent graduate of the MA Photography course, de Montfort University, Leicester. My Blogs: Hymn to the Hipstamatic: http://ingridnewton3.blogspot.co.uk/ Par Hazard: http://www.ingridnewton.blogspot.com/ London Muse: http://ingridnewton2.blogspot.co.uk/ Daily photoblog: http://anniedog.shutterchance.com/