John Oram

John Oram

Posted on 08/24/2013

Photo taken on August 24, 2013

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Imperial Garden
Stubbington Green

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Metamorphosis 2 (Part 2)

Metamorphosis 2 (Part 2)
This two part collage represents hours and weeks of work especially with my limited processing skills but it is exactly the kind of thing I like to do. My first 'Metamorphosis' traced the changing face of a Chinese restaurant in Gosport. In this series, it is again a Chinese restaurant which has changed but this time into a Domino's pizza outlet. Imperial Garden had been a long standing feature of Stubbington Green, Stubbington until, in June 2013, work got under way to convert it. By the end of July, the hoardings had been removed (left) and interior fitting continued. By mid-August, with a bank holiday opening already announced, the new Domino's branding had been applied and my early morning shot (centre) heralded a sort of new dawn for Stubbington Green and a potentially cloudy outlook for nearby competitors. The Domino's branch opened on Friday 23 August 2013 and I photographed it the following day (right). Big name pizza had not been universally welcomed to the area but, I imagine that New Silver River on the other side of Stubbington Green was not disappointed to see the departure of its Chinese competitor.