It’s been raining a lot. I’ve gathered some of my favourite recent shots that feature aspects of rainfall.
A few years ago I started documenting representations of gender and expression with a particular focus on frown lines and forehead expression – I called it The Frown Project. In the last couple of weeks I’ve felt inspired to capture a few more ‘found’ forehead expressions including the following two images where the rain has left temporarily left its mark:
Next, some more photographs taken locally in the Kentish Town area that also feature raindrops:
Below a street abstract from my series Persian Kentish Town:
Some more abstracts where raindrops are a dominant motif:
In London, following this year’s drought there has been more extreme weather, and the rainfall has been particularly heavy at times. Here’s a series of images where flooded roads have provided the stimulus to capture the scene:
On New Year’s Day I came across this guy at the local bus stop wearing a fab colourful waterproof raincoat which he got from a Polish Cultural Centre in London. I’m on the look out for something stylish and totally waterproof for spring so I can ‘hands free” and umbrella-less!
For those of you familiar with my Changing Views project, usually when I photograph the scene from my kitchen window I have the window open so there are no obstructions. However, during a recent heavy rainfall I wanted to see the distortions the rain created on the window pane. Below, an example of the painterly effect:
Links: THE FROWN PROJECT
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