On rediscovering familiar streets

When you look through a lens,
that world so familiar before, draws new lines and folds new curves.
You notice the beautifully carved faults on each wall.
The weathering of old wood, old walls, old floors.
You notice the delapidation of frenetic footsteps.
The colours of passers by, the invading new comers.

wall and phone booth, cambridge

The hopbineCambridge,

windows and chimneys, Cambridge

 

Photographs © Stella Pereira
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5 responses

  1. I like the pictures you take! Its so true, when you look through a lens you start seeing things you never noticed before – I never saw how much exposed brick there is in London, until I started taking photos : )
    Will keep reading your blog!

    June 12, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    • Thank you so MUCH! Your picture of the roof terrace in Hackney got me looking for more seeds 🙂 need a roof garden like that!
      I love bricks, and the fact there’s so much of it here is driving me to obsession.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:38 PM

      • hehe, yea I love bricks too – am totally with you there.

        June 12, 2012 at 9:06 PM

  2. Reblogged this on Vague Magazine.

    June 16, 2012 at 7:08 PM

  3. Lovely post! 🙂 This line about the seeing differently when looking through a lens caught my attention because it’s SO true! All the best, Aims

    June 16, 2012 at 7:13 PM

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