The world is full of oddities, the surreal and the incongruous. The majority of people never spot them, but as we develop as photographers we start to see the world differently. We become curious, and observant. We notice the daft side of life, we see the humour in situations that ordinary folk miss. And our lives are the richer for that heightened awareness.
I was walking down New Bond Street in London a week ago when I came across the image you see above. New Bond Street is ultra posh and very expensive. A store is presumably being refurbished on this site, and as is increasingly the case the property is boarded up. And the Boarding itself becomes a statement. A Work of Art. And the chaos of work goes on around it – the cones, the barriers and the lorries. Incongruous. Just a little bit crazy. Fodder for the lens. And a satisfied smile crosses my face – Gotcha!
For another brilliant example of this trend, click here to see an earlier post from Islington in North London