Shady Comments & Laughing By-Standers

When relationships have a tiff in public, and even though we try our best not to be noticed, there is always a few that out of sight snigger and watch the show.

Shame, they were arguing over which street the butchers was on.

Shot with a Minolta Hi-Matic AF2

Agfa Vista 200

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19:22 Southbound & The Third Man

“In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed. They produced Michaelangelo, da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock”

(Harry Lime: played by Orson Welles, The Third Man)

The best part of winter is the early, cold windy nights that draw in very quickly here in the UK.

I love the night time in a major city such as Manchester. Street signs and window displays light the gloomy wet paths and direct you round this Victorian jungle.

It is also a great time to capture people going about their worlds in a film noir atmosphere.

Manchester is full of old buildings that in the dark give off a sense of claustrophobia and dread, as if they peer down on you in disgust from their high rise arrogance and compel you to the shadows of the cobbled streets below.

At night it reminds me of the dark street scenes from the classic Noir “The Third Man” a wonderful comical film that is not as entertaining as it is shocking, once you find out what Harry Lime has been up to.

Stop to look at a metro station in Central and you are transported to that Vienna feel of gothic undertones and religious intent at one side of the platform.

And on the other a 21st century social update bringing you subtly back from nostalgia.

Yes, Manchester at night can easily be mistaken for the set of The Third Man.

Of course you have to be in the right place and time to transport back to old town, and it is fare to say you could be anywhere and find yourself on your favourite movie scene.

So look up, you never know what you might find….. Old Man.

Panini. Pasta. Espresso

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Birmingham New Street.

Yashica 635
Kodak Triax 400
F11
1/125 sec

Hitman

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Canal Street, Manchester
Iphone 5C
Snapseed

Keeping em’ Entertained

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First day of sunshine and not a cloud in the sky, brings out the best in people. Well that plus phones and chocolate.

Reassurance

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Yashica Electro 35GSN.
F1.7.
Ilford XP2 400asa.
Epson V550

Fast Food for a Jilted Generation

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Simple food made for peanuts, costing small fortunes in prime locations. Wheeled into place and powered by Calor magic. Old traditions do last centuries.

 

Tower Bridge, London.
FujiFilm X20.

Rush Hour Flu

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Friday 5pm London Bridge. Just in time for the weekend.

Yashica 635. Kodak Portra 400. 120mm

Freedom to Speak

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Look up and you meet interesting spies looking down.

Shot in the town of Granada, Spain.

Fujifilm X20 (RAW) App Priority.

@therealpeaky

Bumped into the music artist that is Peaky whilst walking around the market square in Camden Town, London.
We exchanged artistic tastes, cd’s and pictures.
An awesome guy with great underground rap lyrics, I was glad he stopped me for a chat.
Look him up…. and donate a few quid to his efforts in making it to tour Japan.

Find out more at:

soundcloud.com/peaky

twitter/ig: @therealpeaky

youtube.com/peakytv
Taken with a Yashica 635 TLR
Kodak Portra 400. 120mm.