The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162676   Message #3872790
Posted By: Mr Red
20-Aug-17 - 02:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: All welcome on this thread
Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
In my town (3,500 inhabitants) people do talk but rarely about my photographing the town. There is a project to archive images for 2017. My take is to photograph the minutia. When you see old photos it is inevitable that your eye goes to features. ie minutia/social history.
House Names
Miscelaneous - eg boot scrapers see "iron on buildings"
Business Hoardings
Wall Art (including Yarn Bombing)

and in the greater area (Stroud, Gloucestershire) I do talk to people, at bus stops, via contacts and at drop-in centres. The interesting recordings of life in the old days* are edited to 2 minutes that usually is about one or two subjects.
Stroud Voices (search engine) (I have seeded it with- "courting"!)

*specific to Stroud before about 1970