Little Britain and topiary scouting

If you’ve followed my neighborhood Holga work, you’ve probably noticed I’m drawn to yards with interesting plants and shrubs. I’ve been meaning to do some research on topiary in my area. I happened to watch the first season of Little Britain over the last few nights. Quite a funny show, and it features a running topiary gag. I paused the DVD a few times to take screenshots of the topiary. The next day I was given a map that has 3 topiary locations in Berkeley. The screenshots and results of today’s topiary scouting trip are below. I plan to go back soon and shoot the topiary at night. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and know of any topiary locations, please do drop me a line!

2 thoughts on “Little Britain and topiary scouting”

  1. Joe,

    I think these are a hoot! Could make for fascinating subjects at night (given, all the usual probs with ambient light levels, etc.) – but if you’re lucky enuf to find them in more controlled (i.e. dark) situations, I’d love to see what you could do with them.

    PS – my preference would aldo be to NOT ‘gel them to death’ instead go for the theatrical, the drama and pure light, that might be there!

    “Singing words, words between the lines of age.
    Words, words between the lines of age.”

    Words – by Neil Young

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