Paid another trip to Liverpool this week, as always in search of contradictions and evidence of people taking the piss (or having no sense of irony [which is almost as good]). First up went to the very nice National Conservation Centre to see Stephen King’s (no not that one) documentary photography exhibition Lewis’s Fifth Floor: A Department Story. Very interesting and refreshingly free from artyness. However I couldn’t help noticing a sign which said “Photography is strictly Forbidden. CCTV is in operation in this area”. Now to an old hand like moi, it wasn’t too hard to see the cameras had a dirty great blind spot, so here I present the evidence that there are a few double standards going on and am glad to have got a photo that nicely illustrates a point I wanted to make in my CCTV project.
Anyroad next up is Toxteth TV – which is (I’m sure) a worthy enterprise which trains young, excluded people in media skills in a part of Liverpool that has a certain reputation. So where better to stick the direction sign than on a pole holding up a dirty great CCTV camera?
I did wonder if it was an addition by a Scouse Banksy (Skintsy?)