Birdseye Photo Montage by Gloucester artist Louise Welch

eve of destruction

Montage ~ Eve of Destruction, 55 Commercial Street Flashback…Birdseye Building.

This photo montage came about when I was photographing the destruction of the Birdseye Building.

To me it was very sad and I was not happy with what was replacing this historical landmark.

I started to edit my shoot and all I could think of were the ghosts of the past who spent time working there, and I became upset on its eve of destruction.

I added a real photo of Clarence Birdseye, workers looking out windows, hands trying to stop the demolition, seagulls who hung out there to feed on discarded cod…. and tried to make it look like ghosts of the past.

Louise Welch

Gloucester photographer
Louise Welch