Interview with Mark Boardman for his series ‘Random Google Street View’ illustrations series.
Tell us more about these 2 images and your series?
Both shots, like almost all of my Nightshift series, were taken on Medium Format slide film. The Petrol Pumps image was a location I had driven past a few times, and knew it had potential, so I made a mental note of it and I thought about what would heighten the mood I wanted to convey. It had a sense of longing to it, of a calling and that the silence would be almost deafening in the right situation. I knew it had to be at night, on slide film, and I later realised it had to be foggy weather.
Tell us something about this picture
I took that picture when I was visiting the Isle of Man with my colleague for a meeting with a client. We were desperate to get a chance to take some photos but didn’t have much time. We were lucky enough to stumble across this bay with a derelict stone jetty at dusk. I love the light in it, it’s one of my favourite photos, but I’m afraid it doesn’t have a particularly interesting story behind it…
Thomas Bavington – Photographer born in Sudbury, UK currently living in Manchester / on flickr