22 September 2009

Photograph Collection - DE1005 Introduction to Imagemaking

The exposures are dedicatory benches from Whitley Bay to Tynemouth. Some are purchased from the council as a remembrance to love ones who have passed on or to mark an anniversary; and then there are those of the adolescent who made their marks as a tribute to love, an indication of friendship, or simply an act of personal commemoration. What I found surprising is that the benches with plaque memorials were predominately left unmarked from carvings or graffiti. Perhaps it is from some sense of respect or an unwritten rule of compassion - morals.

Each photograph's caption reveals what text was found on the bench whether it was a memorial plaque, a carving or a permanent marker. They are listed in coastline order towards Tynemouth.

"Retro" (Marker)

"Mary Dodd, in loving memory of Mum and Nanna." (Plaque)

”POWA" (Marker)

"Scott [Heart Shape] Charlotte" (Marker)

"McKenzie, Setch, Alex, AA" (Carved)

"In memory of Elsie Wright, April 1920 - May 2005, will be lovingly remembered by family and friends forever." (Plaque)

"In loving memory of Hugh Campell, returned to Cullercoats the village of his birth." (Plaque)

"Rita & Dic Lamb, remembering family Sundays on Tynemouth longsands, 'Happy Days' always in our hears." (Plaque)

"To Joe & Ann Dunn on their 40th wedding anniversary, from Imelda, Ruth, Shiela, 15th June 2003." (Plaque)

"In loving memory of Lawrence Sinclair, loved husband, dad & granddad, 14.5.93 Aged 72." (Plaque)

1 comment:

  1. I almost forgot how good these look. Very nice work dude. I hate you, you know that right?