Umbrella shop

In 1990 I went on a trip to Poland. It was in the later stages of the fall of communism. Among the extensive brutalist concrete buildings in the various cities I went to there was always a little place where the sunshine came through.

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Eiffel tower

Photographing down from the Eiffel Tower 
Paris in the spring later 1980s.

Looking down was much better than looking across. My earliest stock photography images with Tony Stone Photolibrary were travel shots including this one that was given the number T70L 101094-1T.

Violin making

 

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

Ghent

I was in Ghent Belgium to learn about Barco Creator software for my job at Tony Stone Images.

Behind the hotel was a side street that looked very abandoned, too good to miss I took my tripod and Mamiya RB67 camera round at night to take a picture.

I shot on fuji Velvia film which made the image go bright green from the streetlight so I drained the colour and added atmosphere in Creator.

It reminds me of one of my favourite films: Malpertuis, a mythical story set in an indeterminate European country.