Cooking upset

A pan catastrophe, easy to get distracted in a busy shared flat. Aside from myself and one other the art students in the flat tended to cook communal meals for each other, I was fascinated by their meals based on rice and pasta, being working class I had not come across such things before.

I had come straight from school but the others had spent some time at an art college before Polytechnic, the age/confidence gap felt huge at the time. They were good company though and the collection of records they played expanded my musical horizons.

Portrait of a 1980s Art Student

Trent Polytechnic, Bonnington Building, Photography department, studio 1.

An art student kindly poses as I test out a pre war  Voigtländer Brilliant twin lens reflex camera. Circa 1981

Post Office Telecommunications

24 hour Buzz service says the Buzby poster on the side of the van. Before privatization and it becoming BT the Post Office looked after the telephone service. The distinctive red and white plastic tents kept the weather out as the engineers joined impossible bundles of copper wire together. Nottingham circa 1981.
The Gasometers have gone but some 40 years later there is still access to the phone network in the same place.

Violin Making School

Newark Violin Making School. Part of a Trent Polytechnic project to make a college prospectus for Newark College. 1981/82

Violin Making

Newark Violin Making School. Part of a Trent Polytechnic project to make a college prospectus for Newark College. 1981/82

Violin Making

Newark Violin Making School. Part of a Trent Polytechnic project to make a college prospectus for Newark College. 1981/82

Fellow flatmate

Student accommodation, Flat 8, Hampden Street, Nottingham, 1979/80