Corridors of Uncertainty by Jay Mason-Burns (Collated Observations 11)
Collated Observations is a series of regular photozines showcasing aspects of modern life through the lens of a different UK-based photographer each issue.
Volume eleven features the work of Birmingham based photographer Jay Mason-Burns. An urban wanderer, he captures images that reflect his emotional reaction to what he finds, exploring themes of dereliction, obsolescence and forgetfulness.
Corridors of Uncertainty
"I grew up in a Birmingham that was designed around the driving optimism of 1960s road expansion. Whilst traffic thundered over soaring flyovers, pedestrians were diverted beneath. The city was a subway, where markets, pubs and clubs existed in a subterranean world that became ingrained into Brummie DNA. Despite its many flaws ‘Subway Brum’ was a visceral place, full of noise, smells and a strange concrete beauty.
These places feel disconnected, suspended between shadows and light, like a concrete purgatory. Lack of maintenance has left these spaces problematic, the dangerous and the dissolute now haunt these corridors of uncertainty. But look a little closer, street art fearlessly lights the way whilst skateboarders skim and
parkour athletes jump and prance. Humanity can still be found here."
Limited run of 100 hand numbered copies.
210mm x 210mm.
40 pages cover to cover, perfect bound.
170 gsm silk paper, 300 gsm cover with matt laminate.