It can be a real benefit to find yourself with a different backdrop to your wanderings. These photos were supplied by a mate of mine – Joe – who has a real taste for distressed buildings, street art and more.
Why don’t we explore our city surroundings a little more? Why don’t we take a little more interest? Even in the distressed and desolate there are textures, shapes and colours to be found. There is imagination even in those things that appear to emphasise endings.
It can be surprising what you see when you are wandering off to the pub. Making something of the place in which you live, work or do business makes more of the world in which you live. It also gives to those around you, reaching out to those you have not met. It is an instant opening of conversation.
Turning up to a warehouse for a party has other joys on top of the music and the company. Finding the art above was a joy, especially after providing the visuals for an event.
Even at the side of an ordinary set of shops – there can be something surprising, a discovery, an extra element to once quite plain surroundings.
Now lets add a little music to the mix –