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Poster

Defaced and weathered posters in Southern India. I shot this series as I became increasingly fascinated with the effect that people, time and the elements have had on these posters. They are there for different reason, Political Campaigns, Obituary Notices, Advertising and Police Most Wanted Posters.
Some are surreal, others vaguely comical and some even verge on the creepy. Ironically, over time, they have each achieved a unique identity which was never originally envisaged, but has elevated them from being mundane and formulaic.


I was born in Newcastle in 1955 and couldn't wait to get away. Studied at Sheffield, then London where I stayed for 30 years. Have photographed all the way through; sometimes for work, sometimes for fun. I've loaded a mixture of the two.
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Ian Hoskin

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