I’ve discovered that I hate public transport. If you’re not being squished by one commuter, you’re being coughed on by another. I found it really hard to document my journeys because I felt so dispirited on them, so I concentrated on the destinations themselves instead.
Each location is different and each of them are in the North. The North of different places.
I used different methods to present the pictures I took and I wanted to be as different as I could. Some are in the form of Snapchats and others, Instagram. Some are edited to the colours depict the way I felt in that location.
All the pictures I collected and edited can be found here:
NORTH America | New York – https://llioangharad.cymru/post/134803327341/transport-new-york-snaps
NORTHERN England | Aughton – https://llioangharad.cymru/post/133599780021/aughton
NORTHERN England | Chester – https://llioangharad.cymru/post/134866013156/chester
NORTHERN England | Liverpool – https://llioangharad.cymru/post/134862552381/liverpool
NORTH Wales | Mynydd Parys – https://llioangharad.cymru/post/134808201116/mynydd-parys
I went to
Chester with the intention of photographing the super busy Christmas streets
full of shoppers. Instead I was attracted to a really weird street, pictured in
the first few pictures. Then, I went for a walkabout.
“When you’re in cities, look up incase you miss something. When you’re in the country, look down incase you step in cow shit.”
For the life of me, I can’t remember who told me this. But it’s true, so walking through Liverpool to take these pictures, I only shot up.
to Aughton, I went back home to Anglesey and to another location with a sinister
feel. Mynydd Parys is an old copper mine and at one time it was the world’s
main source for copper.
taken aback by the stunning, bright yet dull colours, you’re left in on an
abandoned mine, alone.
I used the
same method as in New York and Snapchatted my visit to emphasise the contrast
between the two places.
used are those from Gwenlyn Parry’s drama “Y Twr”, which translates as ‘The
Tower’. In the drama, we experience the life of a young woman and a young man going
through life together and in each act they climb up one level of the tower. In
each act they’re older – in the first they’re young, in the second they’re
middle aged and in the final act they are an old couple. In Mynydd Parys there
is a similar tower and since reading the drama as a teenager, I’ve always
imagined that that is the tower the couple lived in.
The whole thing went so fast
Come on.. Hand in hand..
We’ll go up together
We have to climb
We have no choice
Snapchat – used for silly selfies and shunned as a creative outlet.
However it’s my most used app. Yeah, I send stupid faces to my friends, but I use My Story as a place to store and show off pictures and objects I found interesting. At the end of the day I save my favorites – storage saving!
I decided to use Snapchat to document my trip to New York. I found that a large number of people were on their phones, so it seemed fitting that I document the trip on my phone.
I chose the words beforehand and snapped when I saw the right moment.