'Back to Front' is where I explain the story behind photographs that I have taken.
I recently spent time in Belgium with 13 friends, travelling by train, ferry and bicycle. We took the high speed train at lunch time on Thursday 30th October 2014 before departing from the Kentish port of Dover in the evening, spending Friday 31st October cycling from just outside Dunkirk to Flanders' famed merchant city of Bruges.
After a heavy night out spent drinking strong beers and dancing to Ghostbusters in our hostel's own club my party roused itself on a beautifully sunny Saturday morning in order to explore the cobbled streets, handsome squares and peaceful canals that punctuate the walled city.
After a picnic in the Arentshof between the Groeningemuseum and the main canal my friends decided to return to the hostel for a rest. I wanted to take some photos and find if a non-touristy Bruges could be found so I stayed in the city centre.
Soon, I rounded a corner and saw a figure wearing a white tuxedo peering round from within a doorway on Nieuwestraat. He looked pale and unwell and seemed to be holding a sign. As I approached I realised it was only a dummy! And one of Humphrey Bogart no less.
I thought this would make an interesting shot, so I experimented with the exposure on my camera, tried a few unusual angles and finally settled on the photo above, which I call Lurk.
As I was snapping away an old Belgian man started to talk to me. I could only shrug and apologise for not understanding him. He smiled and said "he wants to help you!"