My Project was at the stage of being a Typology study that needed to join typology and image manipulation, I had decided on the holodeck theme having been inspired by the idea of a back story and the need to place the typology into an alternative reality to make the typology stand out.

I was listening to the radio on the way home from dropping my wife off at work in the morning and the talk show was talking about smoking bans and the idea that the government wanted to ban e-cigarettes in public too, the debate got onto the fact that Pubs had beed declining fast since the original smoking ban, and there was some argument about whether it was the smoking ban or the availability of cheap alcohol in supermarkets.

The debate got me thinking about the decline in things, I had done a project on hard times in A5 of TAOP. Many of the photographers I have researched both for DPP and TAOP were concerned with things disappearing, Eugene Atget spent his time photographing the vanishing streets of Paris, much of which did not actually vanish. The work the Bechers did documented buildings and structures that were eventually torn down. When you think about it with the exception of really important buildings like Stone Henge and Buckingham Palace most structures change or are replaced over the century’s.

It had me thinking that pubs would be a great subject for my typology, it ticks the public interest box and is a fairly easy class of building to identify, and despite the decline there are still an awful lot of them.

The following is my working list of pubs and the result of trying to photograph it:

Pub Name Location Notes Result
Running stream 66 Weybourne Rd, Farnham GU9 9HE Selected
The Wellingtons Folly Hill Farnham GU9 0BB Selected
The Plume of Feathers The Borough, Crondall, Farnham, Surrey GU10 5NT Selected
 The Cricketers  12 Oxenden Rd, Tongham, Farnham GU10 1AF Selected
 The Garden Gate Church Ln E, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 3BT Selected
 The Alma 21 Alma Ln, Farnham, Surrey GU9 Selected
 The Chequers Inn  White Hill, Well, Hook, Hampshire RG29 1TL  Nice vista lovely flowers but the wrong shape and too far from the typology Photographed
 The Elm Tree 14 Weybourne Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 9ES  This was a nice pub but the light was directly behind the pub and there was a terrible sun flare I had no time to re take this and I had enough images so this was rejected Photographed
 The Forresters   Aldershot Rd, Fleet, Hampshire GU52 9EP Selected
 The Four Horseshoes  Reading Road, Sherfield On Loddon, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 0EX  Too much in the foreground in the way of the conservatory and the flowers Photographed
 The Hampshire Arms  Crondall, Farnham, Surrey GU10 5QU Selected
 The Horns  Bowling Alley Road, Farnham, Surrey GU10 5RJ  This was an odd shape and without the signage did not look like a pub so it did not sit well in the Typology Photographed
 The Lobster Pot  40 Upper Hale Rd, Farnham GU9 0NS  To complex a shape for the set did not sit within the Typology Photographed
 The Prince of Wales  77 Reading Rd S, Fleet, Hampshire GU52 7SY Selected
 The Tweseldown  Beacon Hill Rd, Hampshire GU52 8DY Selected
 The Windmill Church Ln, Wrecclesham, Farnham GU10 4PX Selected
 The White Hart  The Green, Pirbright, Woking GU24 0LP  To long and flat the image was too difficult to take face on and make it work rejected due to being a bad fit to the set Photographed
 Red Lion  2 Ash Rd, Aldershot, Hampshire GU12  Too many cars impossible to photograph successfully also its is in a terrace so not part of the typology Rejected
 The Royal Staff  37A Mount Pleasant Rd, Aldershot, Hampshire GU12 4NW  This is in a cluttered road full of cars all the time and is a corner building rejected as it did not sit in the typology well Rejected
 The White Lion  20 Lower Farnham Rd, Aldershot GU12  Again car clutter and part of a line of buildings not part of my set Rejected
 Duke Of York  248 Weybourne Rd, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 3NF  Great subject perfect for the set bloody whit van stuck outside permanently ruined this Rejected
The Six Bells 55 Hale Rd, Farnham GU9 9QZ Selected