Episode the first, in which Stewart and I find ourselves plastered in a Kidderminster subway, along with fellow f.action photographer Darren…
No, not a modern morality tale of drunkenness, but an unusual exhibition venue. Kidderminster Arts Festival (KAF) put out a call for photographers to contribute primarily architectural photographs of the town centre on the theme of Transformation, to mark the imminent demolition of Crown House in particular and the re-development of the area. These were to be turned into a collage and used to ‘wallpaper’ the Comberton Hill subway as part of the festival.
So it was that Stewart and I popped over there one day earlier this summer, cameras at the ready, to explore the area. I confess we probably rather slanted the images to reflect the ‘Before’ as they do in the media – gritty and desaturated or mono, so if I’ve done you a disservice, Kidder, I apologise and can only say I will come back and do the ‘After’ set in part two, though it might be a while yet!
Volunteers have already been at work and the images are in the underpass – and already turning into an interactive art exhibit with the addition of graffiti!
Here are a few of my images from our photowalk.