Plastered in the Subway…part one

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.

To Let

To Let

Temple of Commerce

Temple of Commerce

Church Street

Church Street

All are Welcome - man walking past church

All are Welcome

Crown House

Crown House

Awaiting demolition

Awaiting demolition

Smile graffiti

Smile!

BFFs

BFFs

Signpost  shadow

Dancing Shadow

God and  Mammon

God and Mammon

The Glance

The Glance

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