in 2014 I wanted to have a good grounding in photography so I started a degree course with the Open College of Art (OCA). They had a comprehensive module called ‘The Art of Photography’ which covered all aspects of photography, such as composition, design elements, use of light and narrative.
The subject of the final assignment of the course was ‘Narrative and Illustration’. what follows below is what I submitted for that assignment.
View from a house
This is Alan, he lives in the last house at the end of a pleasantly named Cul de Sac in Orpington, Kent. The name of which evokes a rural picturesque vista.
It’s a 15,000 tonne mountain of decaying refuse, which has accumulated as a result of an ongoing legal dispute with the site’s owners and the local council.
Apart from the obvious health hazards of living within yards of
The other view
March 2017 – Update
After roughly 6 years the dispute with council was finally resolved and they agreed to finally clear the refuse mountain.
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