Postcards from York #1 : The Emperor Constantine

An imposing statue of the Emperor Constantine, in front of an imposing facade of the York Cathedral were tools with which I was able to play around quite a bit here in this mini-essay and series.

Forced perspective can be a very fun storytelling tool , especially with extremely wide lenses which frame up a large area , allowing me to really work very close in these series of images and convey a sense of drama , as well as distort things in fun , slightly ridiculous ways.

This image was taken on my first main daytime walkabout in York after I’d arrived – a very busy place with a lot of things going on and a lot of little places to arrive and orient myself around. Most of what I’d done then was quite chilled out for the most part – a game of just quietly observing in my mind what was happening , then saving it to the camera by pressing the shutter at the opportune moment!

 

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