I love my walk to work. i deliberately stay on the bus 2 stops so i can walk back along the waterfront to work.
i usually do this walk at around 7am. in summer it’s light and in winter it’s dark. So, if i time it right, i get to enjoy a range of different scenes as the year goes round.
right now, it’s winter in New Zealand and our shortest day will arrive in just a few weeks time. which means i’m getting to see some awesome sun rises on the way to work!
i first started taking photos when i worked in london. i made myself walk the 45 minutes from Paddington station across to Tottenham Court Road for the reason of fitness. and also to save some money on the tube!
i pretty much walked the same way every day and quickly got familiar with the sights and sounds along the way. it was then i noticed the small changes. Traffic cones slowly moving down the street each morning, different numbers of milk bottles outside a cafe, an abandoned shoe. i noticed all these things before i got a camera.
and so when when i did get a camera, these were the things i photos. and that’s how i became a ‘mundanist’.
(these were the days before camera phones!)