Artist Tom Pearman was commissioned by originalprojects; to design a presentation of a train enthusiast’s photographic collection as part of Great Yarmouth Expo, a project that collects and celebrates cultural artefacts, personalities and customs from the people of Great Yarmouth.
The display, which is presented as a frieze around the station’s 65 meter interior perimeter, shows a small selection of photographs of trains taken by Mark Potton at Great Yarmouth Station taken over a 50 year period.
Pearman took Mark’s photographs and reflected and repeated them to present a contemporary interpretation that draws attention to the common vanishing point. The sense of movement also suggests a looking back to the past to find a way forward. The ring-binder motif and handwritten notes acknowledge the local source of the collection.