Daily Archives: June 9, 2013

Smoke-free zone

These chimneys surmount a group of farm labourers’ cottages built in the mid-nineteenth century.  The chimneys have long since outlived their original purpose, but in a simple way they record a slice of social history   –   the evolving style; the changing fashion in chimney pot design; the addition of a TV aerial (and on a neighbouring chimney a satellite dish).  As a straight photo this was a singularly uninteresting scene, but I feel that the stylized interpretation has impact, transforming the photo into a picture.


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