Tuesday, October 27, 2009

4,000 holes in Laindon, Essex

Basildon Echo: Rat-run road full of potholes

A true classic of the genre - angry people pointing forlornly at a hole in the road. Newspaper photography at its best.


WrathofDawn said...

Did they have to count them all?

You know what this means, don't you. You are now entering the curmudgeon years.

Next: ear hair.

Andrew said...

This is going to be my new favourite blog.

Anton Vowl said...

This is wonderful. A dying craft, the "getting people to look slightly peeved for a page seven lead on something impenetrably dull".

Westengland said...

This kind of photo journalism is technically demanding, having to get a picture that both shows the complainers looking glum enough and at the same time illustrating whatever is being complained about in sufficient detail as well as writing supportive copy.