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January 22, 2011

Albert Square in the snow

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — Lloyd Davis @ 4:29 pm

This is Albert Square. No not that one, another one. Perhaps it's the famous one which makes it interesting. It's just round the corner from where I live, so the snow makes something very familiar both beautiful and alien. As a photograph, it's not special, just one of a million snowscapes, this one taken semi-randomly because my hands were so cold that by this stage I couldn't easily control the camera.

The picture is also a very still life. You have to look closely to see anything which would not have been in the same scene taken at any time in the last century and a half. Part of what the snow covers up is the details of modernity. But part of what it reveals is the tracery of the tree, transformed into monochrome.

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