Monday, January 01, 2007
Fl... Fl...Flickr flâneur
Photographing my urban environment is a useful reflective process and is helping me to see my surroundings in new ways. I realize that wandering about observing the changing city-scape, the maintenance work, the re-generation and the decay has always been important to me. I’m a natural born "flâneur". Walter Benjamin portrays the "flâneur" as a lone, urban wanderer who drifts through the crowds without direction, reflecting often on all the little things he notices. It seems to me that the camera could become the diary of the modern day "flâneur". I'm also very interested in the ways in which writing figures in this environment. This interest has developed into one of my favourite photo sets – signs and notices.