Oxford's Torn Posters

During 2018 and spring 2019 I visited Oxford with my trusted Canon camera. My aim was to seek out colourful posters on the city's noticeboards. There were all sorts of posters pasted on to notice boards, shop fronts, walls and telephone boxes. All advertising an event of some sort, such as a concert, exhibition or political meeting. You can see that most have been partly torn off to make way for new ones. By looking at the layers you get a glimpse of what was going on months previously. For me they are an art form in their own right and what makes them special is the fact that they don't stay around for long! The city council is quick to remove posters and once they've gone they've gone. I had no hand in making tears, what you see is exactly as it was when I took the photographs. This is a growing selection of torn posters and there will be more coming through! You can see a few on my website too. I hope you enjoy looking at them.

And here is an example of what they might look like framed. This poster is taken from my mantle piece at home and the iPhone gives a clue to size. The print is 16 x 16 inches.