My first impression of the square mile was a little confusing and was wondering what I might cover for this assignment.
I was wondering how can I cover any one of the items in the square mile and this was a challenge for me.
I decided that I would have my square mile assignment covering the local fishing community; this was an idea that took me a while after researching some other people’s work.
When I looked at some links that was given to me on the course some I really did not understand and somewhere more obvious.
Peter mansell was one I felt my work was slightly based around by having a different outlook on life around his photos.
Jodi Taylor was one I can relate too, she used her local community in her assignment and this is what I wanted to do as well.
I based my research and my idea of Square Mile around this fishing industry in Hull, it used to be one of the biggest fishing ports in the UK if not the biggest.
Life in the fishing industry was very hard and is still visible in Hull, I decided that I want my set of images to reflect the decaying industry and my images I believe show this.
Hessle road was the most well known street around in the time the fishing industry was at it’s peak, St. Andrews quay was full to trawlers, wagon’s loading the fish, warehouses selling the fish as well as processing the fish.
The bull nose is one of the most iconic area’s in the fishing industry and I tried to capture this but there was strong light and made it difficulty, the bull nose is one of the last points of land before the entered the Humber Estuary before sailing off to the north sea.
I didn’t feel like there was a lot of technical stuff about this project other then the thinking side, however I did try to have a go with making the foreground pictures dark with the light I’m not sure this worked that well.
I feel like I have put a lot of thought into this project and tried to think out the box, this I find hard and this is one of the biggest reason’s I decided to sit this course I want to learn and this is certainly one way of doing this.