Preview
Click to preview THEY LIVE THERE photo book

This project records what the snow left on show on one street, on one day. St Bede's Close, Durham, January 1 2010.

I had walked this road before, but never been inspired to photograph it. Funny how just a few inches of snow could have such a dramatic effect on the street - and my outlook. A fresh white canvas on which previously hidden photographs suddenly presented themselves.

I noticed how snow disguises the boundaries between spaces. Footpaths and roads merge. The lines between public and private are temporarily obscured. And ignored. These changes are not just physical. Social barriers, too, are removed. The casual interactions people usually avoid are now accepted. Encouraged, even. But just as the white blanket covers some things, it draws particular attention to those left exposed. Things that may normally go unnoticed suddenly assume heightened importance, thrown into sharp relief against the crisp whiteness.

I challenged myself to make the most of this temporary opportunity, and shot for a day without leaving the street I started on. You can see the project in the book preview, or on my website.

www.bengolik.com
www.bengolik.blogspot.com

benjamlee

About the Author

Ben Golik
benjamlee London, England

Writer some days. Photographer others. Happy most days. Ecstatic others.

Publish Date  July 15, 2010

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  42 pgs   Standard Paper

Category  Arts & Photography

Tags  , , , , , , , ,

Comments (0)

Nymphs Of The Long Water - photo book
Published December 11, 2010
Pixelesque - photo book
Published December 11, 2010
The Spaces Between - Arts & Photography photo book
Published July 15, 2010
OTHER PEOPLE’S WINDOWS - Arts & Photography photo book
Published July 15, 2010
suburbia, and back again - Portfolios photo book
Published July 15, 2010
Street / Art - Arts & Photography photo book
Published July 14, 2009
She lives here. - photo book
Published July 01, 2009
DAY OF THE DEAD - Arts & Photography photo book
Published June 22, 2009
View More
Quantity

Blurb Sites

© 2014 Blurb