I'm impressed by the notion of photographing abandoned sofas in the streets of Sydney. However, I can't help wishing the results didn't look quite so posed.
Paul Batt's idea — photographing the cast-off lounges which litter many a street in Australia, either due to an impending council clean-up or just general laziness — is a good one. But while I can see that having the couches lined up in parallel with the kerb does create a , that effect becomes less impressive over the series of images you can see over at Feature Shoot, since it makes the whole thing look a little fake.
It's hard to believe that every single dumped sofa was dumped so neatly, a suspicion confirmed with a little Flick searching:
Picture by Alex Roberts
Don't get me wrong, I love the idea and the photos look sharp, but I think varying the angles would have made the series more interesting — something worth bearing in mind with any long-term photography sequence. Your thoughts?
Photographs of Abandoned Sofas in Suburban Australia [Feature Shoot]