The idea of Brexit Britain was to visit a number of places during March 2019 and capture what I found there. The images were to be a random collection with no underlying message. This was how I found Britain in the momentous month when possibly, maybe, perhaps the British parliament and Government might come to some form of a decision regarding the withdrawal agreement between Britain and the European Union.
That was the plan as I started this journey in the city of Birmingham. However, my camera gear, the Canon FD lenses and the A6000, let me down badly. I just couldn’t make the damn lens focus. Sometime they would focus then the next shot they wouldn’t. This meant that many images that might have made the cut were discarded because they weren’t in focus. I spent a foodly part of the session just trying to find out when the lenses were in focus. In short the session became about the gear not the images which is just wrong. The only good thing I can draw from this is that it is a very good metaphor for the whole Brexit progress – one moment it is in focus the next it isn’t and you can never be quite sure why that is!
I have a solution to the problem but it does mean abandoning the Canon FD lenses and possibly my A6000. Just wish finding a solution to the Brexit conundrum was so simple.