World of Words

Assynt I

The world around us is full of letters, at least for those who have the eye to spot them. One person who definitely has got the eye for the environmental alphabet is London based photographer Naomi Bid. I saw her photographs of letters, taken from familiar London sights as well as hardly noticed every day objects at the Southbank Christmas market in London in 2011. Market visitors could choose from a large number of letter photos to put together any word they liked. Naomi (and her helping family members) mounted them at her stall so that people could take away their very special London souvenir or gift. Her work inspired me to look out for the alphabet around me, both in an urban and in a natural context. It’s fun and a great exercise for the photographer’s eye. Living in an area called Assynt made me look for letters here. This is a first result.