Every photographer I know sets themselves a personal project to keep busy, keep snapping and to learn new skills/techniques. So after a few experimental snaps just over a week ago and after some thought I’ve decided to document the architectural gems in my home town. Well, I’m not a architectural photographer (my comfort zone is within the Macro & Landscape genres) so I’m hoping this project will develop some new skills. also it will force me to continue confronting my social anxiety disorder by making me go out to where there maybe crowds of people and face the hustle and bustle head on! It’s also a way of managing my depression as I can set myself a shooting schedule so I can work through those days were I feel lousy, low and don’t want to leave my bed, let alone leave the house.
There are some beautiful old buildings, domestic and commercial, that show that this little rural market town was once a hive of industrial activity. The people that live here know the buildings but just don’t see the detail or the beauty instead they walk past oblivious to them. My husband came up with the name for the project “Hidden In Plain Sight“, which I think sums up what I want to capture perfectly.. As well as visually documenting these old buildings, I thought it might be interesting to find out a little about the buildings too. What were they used for, who designed/built them, etc so along with the images I can include a little bio with them.
So I’d better get myself organised, do a little research, get out there and get snapping!