Conventional wisdom usually says that photographs need to be beautiful. "That's a beautiful shot", you might hear someone comment of a glowing sunset, etched in yellows, oranges and pink.
But these picture-perfect images are by no means a reflection of the everyday landscape; of the real world with the effects of settlement and urban life. They are of an idyllic world, perhaps a holiday, or, in a worst case scenario an image manipulated to have extreme saturation or near perfect water reflections. For that reason, these images are much, much less saturated than the artifice of an oversaturated world that we have come to expect.
In this, the first part of a body of work on urban landscapes, one finds that there another world, perhaps lacking in the traditional romantic vision of nature and beauty, but one we have made for ourselves, and one that is part of daily life in our cities and towns.
Cameras Canon S3 IS, Nikon D40