© 2009 Lynsey

052 – Make an impression

Today I’m out making photos and I come across this guy, Nathan, crowbarring posters off a lamp post. I missed the first best shot – Nathan standing on top of the van (it’s all dented in) and he’s stretching and kicking the posters off.

There’s several centimeters of posters laminated together with paste – a kind of sedimentation of accumulated culture. It takes a dab hand with the crowbar, but Nathan soon managed to get the posters off and stashed in the van. I wish I’d had more time to find out about the where’s and why’s and how’s. One thing that Nathan did reveal was this was nothing exceptional – last week he peeled off some posters that went back to the 90s. I’d never really thought about it – of course, why not? A few years back I did see posters peeling themselves off as a result of rain. I though about rescuing them and selectively tearing or sanding through the layers and that with some resin might make for an interesting coffee table or some such. I parked the idea at the time, but I am beginning to see potential again.

Meanwhile Nathan’s tearing about the city peeling off the years. Interesting. It’s a kind of un-graffiti. Thanks, Nathan.

10. Every day connect with somebody.
14. Every day the ordinary can be the extraordinary.
16. Every day looking at the order of things gives you power.