Monochrome views of everyday Leytonstone for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week 🙂
I love all these urban juxtapositions of nature and engineering 🙂
Image courtesy of my smartphone – taken in Leytonstone, East London this afternoon 🙂
The play of words on the sign on this traditional shoe repair stall caught my eye while I was walking through a Victorian shopping arcade next to Liverpool Street Station in London – the older shoe repair guy caught my eye as I took the shot and gave me a little wave. The sign said ‘Time wounds all heels’ – ha!
It’s funny the way random everyday stuff often attracts my attention while so many other people just walk on by not noticing. As well as the sign I really liked the moody effect of the dull dark green painted surround juxtaposed against the brightly lit strip inside the booth.
And I also liked the way the customer in the red socks is sitting waiting for his work shoes to be re-soled or whatever during his lunch break. Perhaps it’s more of an inaction shot than an action shot – and I guess he’ll definitely be classed as a ‘well-heeled’ customer once he gets his shoes back! 🙂
A pedestrian framed in the far entrance to an underpass, and the view looking back through from the other side 🙂
Urban doors in monochrome – the open doorway to an everyday laundrette, the door to an unused and unloved empty corner premises, and a filmy-dust-coated glass door to an old unused public house being revamped and made new again 🙂
All images taken yesterday afternoon in Leytontone, East London
OK, so it’s not technically a mirror but I really loved the way the plate glass window of this local laundrette reflects so clearly the residential houses on the other side of the street 🙂
I’ve not been out and about with my camera much these last few months, so I’m trying to make more of an effort to find myself something different to photograph, to try to see the world around me through a more creative eye and capture everyday images of Leytonstone where I live, explore those behind-the-scenes back streets sitting off the main road and record for posterity whatever I find interesting 🙂