2nd October 2011
I was out at my granddaughters birthday party last weekend and one of the things we did as a family was to drive from Colchester where she lives to Clacton-on-Sea where she loves to go onto the pier for the rides.
I was hoping to get some photographs for my projects that were entirely different from around where I live, but I was suddenly hit by the scenario I’d been presented of typical Essex people on a day out too. So I set to work and took some candid images of what I saw from the feelings they evoked when seeing them for the first time. Some of the people cottoned on to what I was doing and looked quizzically at me, but none questioned my right to photograph them which pleased me greatly as candid photography with a big SLR can be quite intimidating. The results are somewhat mixed but I feel for a first effort on this they’re not bad and it’s reinvigorated me to really start photographing again outside of just what’s needed for the course.