Meet the locals

By mrswoolybill
New Romney's local supermarket has provided a wall for artists to hang their portraits of local residents. The trolley had been abandoned, I made photographic use of it before I used it for more conventional purposes.

My apologies to Adam, who voted on the previous image - I noticed something that I want to work on further...

Concerning the mystery of my Japanese landscape Ė it's one of the old shipping containers used now for storage on Dungeness Beach. (Where else? I've said before, this really is a very strange place...)
I added further details in a comment to the upload.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism People Humour and fun

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tony64 14 204 9 England
2 Aug 2012 8:06AM
What a great idea! Are they protected from the elements as well as vandals?

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I wonder how long before somebody on the wall has a moustache added? At least the trolley was abandoned at the SM and not in the local river.

Saw this and said Moira, not on the wall but her work her great eye, well spotted good work.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 8:16AM
Thanks guys - Tony these have been in place for well over a year, Bill photographed them in 2011. From memory, there's a bit of overhanging roof above them which must give some protection.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
2 Aug 2012 8:21AM
This leaves me wanting to see the all of the cut-off paintings at the edges but the trolley really adds a unique touch to the composition.


CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
2 Aug 2012 8:34AM
What a wonderful idea, Moira, and excellent artists, too. Carol
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 8:34AM
Just done a bit of Googling, the story is here . There's no overhanging roof to protect the paintings so they are wearing extremely well!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 8:59AM

Quote:This leaves me wanting to see the all of the cut-off paintings at the edges
Albert I thought long and hard about the composition, and tried various options. Including the full portraits left and right meant including other clutter, and reducing the importance of the trolley. This worked best for me.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 9:01AM
well wouldnt have thought that was what it was ... seemed almost see through
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 9:15AM
Brilliant shots Moira, what a brilliant idea Smile

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
2 Aug 2012 9:40AM
one day supermarket trolleys will be antiques WinkGrinGrin
Tibetan 5 3 England
2 Aug 2012 9:58AM
Good for you leaving the super market trolley in the shot, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
2 Aug 2012 10:47AM
What wonderful portraits! The inclusion of the trolley gives a clue as to where they are, without it they could be anywhere Smile
Trev Smile
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
2 Aug 2012 11:44AM
It is still a mystery to me Moira as to how you steer these shopping trolleys on a straight course.
I am sure it would be easier for me to steer a super tanker into Leith Docks !!
Nice to see your local residents on the wall here.
I am used to seeing my local residents on the wall too,
but with an addition of the reward money the police will give for them !!
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
2 Aug 2012 12:04PM
Matching colours Moira, ( interior design nextWink )
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
2 Aug 2012 12:12PM
What an interesting juxtaposition in V1!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 12:33PM
That's art for you, just like the New's, it always ends up as tomorrows Fish and Chip Wrapper.

Regards Nathan
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 12:44PM
A fun image.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
2 Aug 2012 12:55PM
Nice they are left alone. - gary
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 1:42PM
Brilliant idea this Moira.

saltireblue Plus
7 7.8k 33 Norway
2 Aug 2012 2:47PM
What a great idea to brighten up an otherwise dull brick wall. Do you know if they are any old Tom, **** or Doris, or are they local heroes of one sort or another?

If I remember correctly from my UK years, that trolley colour says Sainsbury???

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 3:10PM
I remember you telling me about this wall Moira - it works so well with the trolley!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 4:01PM
This is indeed Sainsbury, Malc - link included in a comment above.
Thanks everyone, I'm off to watch some more cycling.
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
2 Aug 2012 4:02PM
matching orange colours Smile
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 5:43PM
What a wonderful and colourful image, Moira. Even the trolley looks quite cute in the composition!

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
2 Aug 2012 5:49PM
A great shopping cart here! Lots of color as well!
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
2 Aug 2012 6:06PM
The trolley is a wonderful and apt addition. Quite suitable for the ideas of our local politicians.
2 Aug 2012 6:18PM
V2 is a very nice comp' Moira, but V1 sparks the imagination as to what where and why .

John Smile
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 6:55PM
Good colourful sharp picture well presented (colorful! Now have I spelt that correctly) the American spelling keeps popping up, made me think Wink am I right or am I wrongSad
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 7:10PM
Thanks everyone - and Ann, I loathe American Spellcheck, I can't change it or switch it off and it keeps confusing me. Found out yesterday that it gets practice and practise the wrong way round...
Ray42 9 3 England
3 Aug 2012 7:07AM
A rogues gallery? - Less said the better!!!!Tongue
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 9:21AM
Well composed and colourful!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 4:15PM
Many thanks to Dave for his award - and to everyone who has clicked and commented here!
Dave87 Plus
10 42 5 England
3 Aug 2012 9:00PM
Living local I often visit this supermarket and have watched this excellent collection of people portraits displayed on this supermarketís wall grow in numbers since the project first began. Iíve lost count of the times Iíve stood in the car park with two bags of shopping thinking to myself - there must be a shot to be captured here. Well spotted and done, no hesitation placing my weekly award here. Love it.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
7 Aug 2012 6:09PM
A very unusual sight indeed, I wonder if Pete has a rogues gallery of epzers' on his garden wall at home! lol

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