As I said last week, I’ve been trying to find a different way and more interesting way of photographing the Deaf Children Australia‘s Bluestone building. Now that other stuff has finished, I have more time to think about what I want to do there. I need to plan more posts though. I just don’t know what happens to the time.
The building isn’t a really ornate building, not when you compare it with somewhere like the Melbourne Town Hall or Parliament House, and for the time it was built, I can see it was probably considered a boring building. In todays terms it is ornate and there are little things every where. I am probably not saying this well. What I mean is that it wasn’t luxurious and wasn’t built to impress, so I can’t focus on really beautiful parts of the building as I have with other buildings, like the Manchester Unity Building.
I have been watching stories from the ex-students and trying to pin point areas of the building that would mean something. It is a work in progress, and there is no hurry. I have at least 3 years to work it out. It is going to be interesting to see where I end up with these images.
This was a difficult image to get and took some thinking, as the tripod on the stairs wasn’t easy, and then it wasn’t high enough. I got it in the end. Originally I kept cutting the clock out. I wanted that clock. I wanted to give you a view of the clock as you are walking up the stairs.
I try to imagine what it was like for the children who were living there, and to see the building as they would have. This staircase is right near the front door, and would be considered the main stairwell for the building. It is central in the building and when you walk in the front door, it is straight in front of you.
These stairs are more ornate and wider than the other staircases, so that tells you they were to be presented nicely, that also tells me that the pupils of the school were probably not allowed to use it. They may have been allowed up them on their first visit as they were shown around and up to their dorm, but I doubt they were allowed on them again.
So I hope you don’t mind me playing and trying things out as I work my way through this project. I am sure I will get a better understanding of what I want to achieve eventually. I am starting to get there.
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The Thank You Award
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So thank you very much to all those blogs and the people behind them, I feel very honoured. I hope everyone else will go and visit all the blogs as well.