fridays on foot.. the deconstruct [d?k?n?str?kt]

yes, Brisbane is a nice place to live.. so nice that a kazillion peoples have moved here in recent years to share in the nicey nice place..  Only thing is, now we (Brisbane Town) must  build heaps of apartment blocks & lots of things to help everyone get to work – so at the moment my city is one MEGA construction sight.. It’s OK, I’m not angry or anything because things will be better when it’s all done, & I have an awesome job so I don’t have to sit in a peak-hour traffic nightmare every day to get to work..

So F.O.F. today takes place in the thick of the construction madness..  a 300m stretch of road where tunnels, bridges, roads, bus-ways etc are being built..  Big chunks of this city are being demolished in the name of progress, so I thought I’d represent the process and the progress using some in-camera de-focusing..  So.. to deconstruct the construct(ion) – Look not at the subject, look not at the mess, but at the beauty of colour, tone, contrast and space…  There is no spoon..

While I’m getting all abstract on yo ass..   some helpful viewing tips – optimal viewing distance for these images is approx 1 metre/3 feet.. don’t sit too close, might hurt your eyeballs..  Also, due to the high arty-farty-party nature of this post, I feel compelled to include at least one incredibly arty word..  ‘juxtapose’..

Put your 3D glasses on NOW!

Mr Streetlight .. "Oooooh, look at me everybody.. I'm a big crane picking up heavy things all day like a tough guy!"

ps..  The last 2 pics here aren’t technically part of the ‘deconstruct’ series.. I just really like them..

posted by : Optimus Todd

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4 August 2010 - 6:59 pm

Sally Ogilvie These look like Jeffrey Smart on acid…I’m assuming that was the effect you were after? Beautiful images!

31 July 2010 - 2:03 pm

stephen Dear Mr McGaw, you’ve got it.

30 July 2010 - 10:33 pm

farkus Todd, I drool at your FOF… Great concept backed up by stunning images. Congrats.

30 July 2010 - 4:33 pm

Deneesy No. 3 please to hang on my wall… Love your work brother

30 July 2010 - 4:01 pm

mysweetmuse I really respect the respect of Dan and I hope you take the time to respect it.

P.S I also saw these cranes the other day when I was on my way to your place, and thought it would make an awesome shoot for you….seems our brains are both SUPERRAD!

30 July 2010 - 12:25 pm

Jono Third pic from the top, captioned h17, makes me think of growing plants. Hmmm, I sense an analogy using nature to describe construction coming on…

30 July 2010 - 12:16 pm

Dan O’Day i love that you took the time to not only shoot this, but post it… great stuff mate, thanks for keeping it real… werd x

30 July 2010 - 12:02 pm

Juanita ima lovin that shit up!