Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Sunny Sunday Sketches

Spent a very hot day in the garden with just the noise of pesky bees and blackbirds and drawing with a scratchy dip pen and ink. It's different here in the yard than to the week days, the coal yard machines are at rest and the noises of nature can be heard.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Coal Yard

Coal Yard by John Welding | Make Your Own Book

I live in a working Coal Yard and thought it about time I documented it in some way. This book contains images from an early morning meander around the yard, exploring the nooks and dust encrusted crannies which have been part of my home for the past 12 years. I have neighbors in the yard and I don't own the yard so I tried to respect privacy and not give too many details away. I hope it catches the coaly atmosphere.

This has been an interesting experience. I like the idea of photos in books on a shelf within easy reach to the idea of them lurking on a hard drive somewhere out of sight and out of mind. This is my First time using Blurb and I have not seen a physical book yet, production takes two weeks which is just enough time to forget and be surprised when the post man arrives.