Niall O'Sullivan

high brow, low brow, none of that stuff in the middle

1/12/17

Posted on | December 1, 2017 | No Comments

The Ocado van cruises down Dorchester Drive. Its tone of yellow flares all the more intensely with each streetlight it passes. This is the same spot where I sometimes stop to photograph cloud formations and sunsets. There’s hardly any traffic here, apart from the odd driving lesson. I stand right in the middle, letting go of the buggy’s handles for a moment, raise up the phone and thumb the virtual shutter button. I have collected gigabyte swathes of these images. Pictures that are as ephemeral as their subjects. Even now, I want to film the Ocado van with its garish hue flaring and dimming as it crawls down the road. I have no interest in the neatly stacked produce within or the nicely stoned employee behind the wheel. I just want to capture something about the motion and the light. There are businessmen in Japan that get plastered beneath trees that only flower for one night a year. If Ocado was spelt with a K it would sound Japanese.

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