I was cleaning out some stuff on my computer last night when I came across the top image of the Alley from last year. It was almost from the exact same viewpoint as one of the shots from the post on Wednesday so here they go side by side (or one above the other).
I was walking past “The Alley” the other week and I noticed that the gate was open… Sweet… So here goes some shots from inside my favorite Ally after it has been painted entirely white and boring… with a few embellishments and on the bonus side it didn’t smell of urine like it used to 🙂
As I have mentioned a couple of days ago this Alley has been gated off and the graffiti painted over. A friend sent me THIS ARTICLE which says the whys and hows. I have to say the whys are pretty dumb…
Anyway here goes some shots from the last couple of years…
So for those of you who read this blog regularly (you know who you are) will know that this alley is a source of great photographic material and indeed has its own category. The graffiti changes on a weekly basis and small installations of broken things crop up to be photographed before disappearing hours later.
Well I guess someone got annoyed at the above coolness and possibly the rank smell of urine and empty paint cans which wasn’t so cool and has put up and padlocked gates at either end 😦
Oh Well RIP The Alley…
A lovely bunch of dying flowers left in the Alley amidst the discarded spray cans and empty bottles…
Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
Another couple of sequence shots from the loaner Canon Demi Half Frame Camera.
They are both off the first roll I put through it where I stuffed up which way to shoot and had to turn the images in Photoshop…Hence the weird light leaks don’t match up…
I think the person in the first one makes the shot… but that’s just me 🙂
Canon Demi, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.
It must have been a cold night in the Alley…. Not sure how the heating would have helped but you never know…
Spotted a couple of people putting up some sort of art piece in the Leftbank Alley so clicked off this shot.
Went back the next day to see what it was but it was pretty much destroyed.
Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Fuji Neopan 400 ISO Film
OK so I probably spend too much time here but this alley keeps producing stuff for me to photograph.
Collaboration with Dining With Gunz
Amusing because both of us were thinking of doing this but neither of us wanted to ask the other.
Hopefully there will be more collaboratons in the future.
Nikon D70s ISO 200 F22 66secs with 10W torch and lots of running up and down