Now and again an idea for a photograph drops into my head. More often than not, after rattling around for a while and finding nothing to in there to grab on to, it drops right out again. Occasionally one sticks around long enough for me to do something about it. ‘Bookends’ is one of those ideas.
The concept is simple enough. Photograph at selected locations at both ends of the day. This is one of those photographic projects that has no clearly defined end point. As a result, it’s an idea that I keep coming back to now and again, and adding another pair of photographs to the files. I’ll pick up on it as and when it suits me, which is usually between autumn and spring. Why then? Well, it includes the three most photographically interesting seasons (in my humble opinion) and, more importantly, sunrise and sunset times are mostly at a sociable hour.
The danger of something like this is that instead of producing a rich body of work, it simply becomes another example of a half-baked idea. Of which I already have too many to comfortably admit to.