Tuesday, May 17, 2011
shadows, shard, animation
Shadow of the photographer with bollard.
In recent train journeys to London I look forward to seeing the progress of the building called The Shard between London Bridge and Waterloo East stations. Every day the glass and steel building rises higher around the central concrete core which must contain the lift shaft. The building when finished will be shaped like a glass shard curving up against the skyline.
From the luggage rack in the train to Tunbridge Wells the sleeve of a jacket hangs down and the strap of a suitcase behind it. There is a button on the sleeve which is done up and the cuff gapes open so that it looks like a mouth. The sleeves seems to be animated, nodding up and down as if it is in perpetual agreement with something.