Wednesday, May 23, 2012

More on 'Reality Tunnels' photos

I have heard back from Scottish photographer Andrew Smith (now a resident of England) about his "Reality Tunnels" photographs that he placed with the Guardian. (I wrote about this in an earlier blog posting.) I asked him to give me a bit of background for the photos and he obliged:


"Background is that they were taken for the Guardian Camera Club  which have a monthly assignment that is run via their flickr group and for May the theme is conceptual photography, with the photographs having to have been taken during the month. The Guardian photography team select some sets for review as they get submitted and they publish them on the Guardian website and I've been lucky to have had a review and positive comments.

"I came up with the idea of taking photographs in a stark urban setting and decided on using some of the under-road subways in Croydon as the setting and I also came across the Prometheus Rising quote: "When we meet somebody whose separate tunnel-reality is obviously far different from ours, we are a bit frightened and always disoriented." I felt that the photographs fitted this quote very well due to the different viewpoint and the selective and limited focus which gives a different image than you would expect."

Mr. Smith is on Flickr here.

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