Thursday, 28 July 2011

Best of Oxford Gardens 3

Best of Oxford Gardens 117
Best of Oxford Gardens 117 / Oxford 2011/ Nikon D90

Ive kept away from the Oxford garden series for a while as i tend to lose touch with the city,its streets and people.Still ive done that and now got out to explore some other places and the scenery,if you know what i mean !! Ive come across some new areas like Rose Hill and Littlemore which are interesting but are a bit too tidy, unlike the Ridgefield Road estate which currently reigns supreme. I did make a fleeting visit to Cricket Road and found some serious disorder round the back of the empty Shelly Arms,i managed to get decent snaps too!!

Best of Oxfords Gardens 119
Best of Oxfords Gardens 119 /Classic Mattress+ graffiti, rubbish (Un)Green Road Cowley
Lumix DMC LX3

The Best of Oxfords Gardens is a photographic record of the quirky the abandoned, untidy,eccentric, and unkempt, interesting collections of junk and the occasional zen thing in and around the City of Oxford.Its also a statement about the loss of pride which once flourished in this area,if you look hard enough you may still find it,but its rare. Its also looking at the contrasts between the inner and outer areas of the city and of course the cultural differnces. These places trigger my emotions,some days i laugh out loud with what i see and other days i shake my head in despair As a photographer i get drawn back time and time again searching for reason and inner beauty amongst all the chaos.

Best of Oxford Gardens 107
Best of Oxford Gardens 107/Round the back of the old Shelley Arms garden Oxford 2011

Best of Oxfords Gardens 119
The Ark T garden which is great except for the Templar's Square car park looming up in the background.Lumix DMC LX3 Cowley Oxford 2011

Best of Oxford Gardens 108
Best of Oxford Gardens 108/ B&B sir?? "No thanks the breakfast was appalling last time"/Shelley Arms Oxford 2011

Best of Oxfords Gardens 118
Best of Oxfords Gardens 118 Divinity Road Oxford 2011 Lumix DMC LX3

Best of Oxford Gardens 115
Best of Oxford Gardens 115/ Cricket Road Oxford 2011 Nikon D90 Silver Efex Pro

Best of Oxford Gardens 117
Best of Oxford Gardens 117/ Cricket Road Oxford 2011

Best of Oxford Gardens 105
Best of Oxford Gardens 105 Cowley Oxford 2011 Lumix DMC LX3

Best of Oxford Gardens 116
Best of Oxford Gardens 116/Bike Safe yup i reckon !! Cowley Oxford 2011

Best of Oxfords Gardens 104
Best of Oxfords Gardens 104 / Or Oxford after an air raid!!Southfield Road 2011
Lumix DMC LX3

Best of Oxford Gardens 117
Best of Oxford Gardens 117 / Oxford 2011

Best of Oxford Gardens 116
Best of Oxford Gardens 116/ Rose Hill Oxford 2011 Nikon D90

Best of Oxford Gardens 111
Best of Oxford Gardens 111/ Attempted Pollock / Rose Hill Oxford 2011/Nikon D90 ACDsee pro

Best of Oxford Gardens 114
Best of Oxford Gardens 114 / Cricket Road Oxford 2011 Panasonic DMC-LX3

Best of Oxford Gardens 115
Best of Oxford Gardens 115 Iffley/Cowley Road area Oxford 2011 Panasonic DMC-LX3

Best of Oxford's Gardens No. 102
Best of Oxford's Gardens No. 102 / Marston Street Cowley Oxford 2011 Nikon D90 Colour Efex pro

Best of Oxford's Gardens No. 103
Best of Oxford's Gardens No. 103 / Stockmore Street Cowley Oxford 2011
Panasonic DMC-LX3 ACD Systems pro 4 / Colour Efex pro

Best of Oxford Gardens 112
Best of Oxford Gardens 112 / Rose Hill Area Oxford 2011 Nikon D90

Best of Oxford's Gardens No. 104
Best of Oxford's Gardens No. 104 / Cowley Road area Oxford 2011 Nikon D90

Best of Oxford Gardens 110
Best of Oxford Gardens 110 / Rose Hill Area Oxford 2011 Nikon D90

Best of Oxford Gardens 113
Best of Oxford Gardens 113 / Busy Boys Rose Hill Area Oxford 2011 Nikon D90

Best of Oxford Gardens 106
Best of Oxford Gardens 106 / Cowley Oxford 2011 Lumix DMC LX3

Best of Oxford Gardens 107
Best of Oxford Gardens 107 Cowley Oxford 2011 Lumix DMC LX3

2 comments:

  1. Wow, quite a lot to look through here. Nice work. I like to see people recording the mundane and ugly as well as the exciting and beautiful. There is a touch of zen about the wooden chair just outside the 'bog'. I can imagine some gentle contemplation taking place there, just after having grafittid the door.

    Nice work. There is something interesting everywhere you look.

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  2. Thanks for your comment Bill.I like reality and whats out there and the things people generally dont want to see or think exists. Ive always believed that in photography if you can make the uninteresting interesting then i think you may be getting somewhere. If i were a graffiti artist i wouldnt have hung around to think about it lol!!
    cheers. Ill be checking out your blog on the cybershot
    cheers

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