image of the week… you wont know until you try

March 10, 2016 at 8:13 pm

The hardest thing about embarking on new projects is having enough faith in the idea to pursue it. I’ve started a game adapted from my train roulette walks and I decided to trial it whilst in Leigh on Sea for the day to meet with a new gallery I’m really excited to work with. Like most seaside haunts I knew I d feel removed from London soil without having to commute far. The curse of the British climate swept through my many layers with force as I arrived in what seemed like a quaint town. It reminded me of what it would be like to be a member of a Sylvanian family. The shops had a village like quality and the atmosphere was calm and friendly. Fran kindly collected me and I gazed out of car window at the colourful high street. After an inspiring meeting where I seemed to talk as though my voice was about to run out, we said our goodbyes and she wished me luck on my stroll. Tending to rules of my game I roamed and seemed forever stuck in a labyrinth of suburbia. Each street lined with similar houses and hedges. Lots of vets, lots of hedges. As I came to the end I passed a small row of worn out shops near a school.

Often when asking someone if I can take their picture I get suspicious looks and drilled with questions. I spotted a schoolboy exiting the post office and asked to take his picture. He shyly agreed. As I loaded my film I asked his name and introduced myself. We shot for literally five minutes before he was about to dash I said “Thanks Callum”…
“How do you know my name is Callum?” He said sharply, narrowing his brow. ” You just told me” I said a little surprised….”Hmmmm I don’t think I did, this all seems a bit weird” He said; incredibly suspicious that he was inside The Truman show. I did all I could to convince him before we parted ways…oao x

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