“ Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban
by Cheri Lucas on August 24, 2012
This week’s photo challenge is guest hosted by Terence S. Jones of A Guy With a Camera. Read on for more about this week’s theme and his photography tips!
Urban. The idea behind urban photography is to photograph your city and the streets where you grew up as they are. Unlike the photoshopped pictures to which we are accustomed nowadays, urban photography presents a more direct, unaltered view of life. It is about documenting urban living space and how people adapt their environment to certain needs and vice versa. Urban photography shots provide cultural, social, economical, and ecological context all at once, and can capture social tension.
Think of urban photography as a complement to street photography—it provides the context in which street photography unfolds. “
Share a photo that means URBAN to you!
THE YAAN : I spend most of my time in a rural setting but I did grow up in the city of Sydney and I visit from time to time. Last year I spent a month in Sydney and across from a hotel in Darling Harbour were these multi storey buildings. It felt strange to have people’s lives piled one on top of another and directly opposite my own window space. At home, I have horses and birds and trees and a next door neighbour’s cottage someplace through the bushes.
I ‘m treating myself, with this challenge, to 12 more URBAN scenes from 2011. I shall include evidence of at least one city dweller in each of the following images. They live differently from those of us who live in the Countryside.
OTHER URBAN PHOTOBLOGGERS
THE YAAN : I have babuschkas in my cottage. My mother’s. Mine. They were given to me by my daughter. Now each of the grand daughters has a set of her own. The challenge of MERGE brings to mind , for me, the generations of women. The babies. As well as the many personalities and dimensions which create each of us and merge into whole women.
The image on the right of the babuschkas is one of the shots RUTH FAHEY took when she came to the Cottage on a photo shoot.
MY MOTHER’S BABUSCHKAS.
THE YAAN : I wanted to choose something smart or funny or profound but this image has been lurking at the back of my mind since 2009 on the mighty Clarence River. It was the week that I heard the words; “ THE COLDSTREAM IS FLOWING BACKWARDS! “ A lot of things were wrong that week. The house across the street. The water rising slowly over many days and darkening with the rise of dead things.
THE COLDSTREAM IS FLOWING BACKWARDS !
The words have become a symbol for me of things going wrong
THE YAAN : I was counting down to August 12 for my 25th Recovery birthday but life accelerated and I was fully occupied with good things and my countdown was lost on the way. My niece came to stay. My house was cleaned top to bottom by her and my daughter. The gorgeous RUTH FAHEY came for a photographic shoot. Izzy performed with HEATHER ROSE in THE HONKY TONK WOMAN AND HER BIG BAD HANDSOME MEN and I celebrated at 2 meetings. Life before 12 August 1987 had gone totally wrong and now – its all right. In fact, its very good this week.
THIS IS WHAT LIFE LOOKS LIKE WHEN ITS NOT WRONG.
AND THE GIFT FROM RUTH FAHEY.
A FEW EXTRA FUNNY ONES.