Student Accommodation

 

Image from a documentary project. Student accommodation, Flat 8 Hampden Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FF. Pentax K1000 camera, 50mm f2 lens, Ilford HP5 film.

 

Summer 1980. One of my fellow flatmates (right) enjoys the company of a guest in first year student accommodation in Flat 8 Hampden Street Nottingham.
The majority of boys I shared with were art students which made it easier when I did a small photo documentary project of the place as part of my first year Photography course.
Im currently digitising the rest of the images to recreate the whole project. Would be nice to hear from the people who lived there then.

BBC Radio Nottingham 1981, live on air, mikes closed.

BBC Radio studio Nottingham, record playing on air whilst matters are discussed. March 1981.

This was going to be part of a project on the entertainment industry that I had negotiated with the course leader Euan Duff, it was never used as the project became more nightlife based.

Wendy Aldiss

Last Diploma in Photography student at Trent Polytechnic

Jackie Topham

Jackie Topham, studio setup, Trent Polytechnic early 1980s.

One of my fellow “last Diploma in Photography” students at Trent Polytechnic taken in approx 1980/81. After our year group the course changed to a degree level one as the Polytechnic moved towards becoming a University.

For some reason root vegetables were over represented in still life work, not sure why.

Jackie is using a Weston Euromaster light meter to work out exposure, an essential tool in fully manual photography. We were incredibly fortunate to learn all manual photography from the ground up.

Violin making


Part of a second year photo project at Trent Polytechnic to illustrate the courses available at Newark College. This was taken in the violin making school approx 1981/2.

I was accompanying the designer who was also a student and who would make the prospectus for the college. We had very little time in each department and building so was a bit rushed but going into the violin school there was an immediate sense of peace and I wanted to capture the calmness.

I had prints of these on the wall of my darkroom at Tony Stone Images, perhaps hoping that some of the feel of craftsmanship in them would rub off on me in some way!


Letting the glue set.

Dancing class

Image taken in the main hall of the Nottingham YMCA during a dancing class. Im drawn to this image as it is so “quiet”.

This was part of a second year photo documentary project at Trent Polytechnic. Taken in either 1981 or 1982.

In retrospect photographing the raw energy and chaos of the younger classes and the more refined formal dancing of the older classes gave me a spectrum of images reflective of life’s progression. 


The learning process
giving space to enjoyment

Awaiting images

I’m currently digitizing my college projects so just a few portraits of fellow pupils here at the moment.

Julie Marsh

Last Diploma in Photography student at Trent Polytechnic

Saturday night

The Palais in Nottingham in 1982 or 83. Part of my nightlife project as a photography student at Trent Polytechnic. Hand held photography at night using film was not overly easy.

Kiev 4A camera, 50mm lens. Likely shot wide open (f2.8) 1/25th of a second,  HP5 film plus extended development

Peter McGovern

Last Diploma in Photography student at Trent Polytechnic

Couples

One of the last images in a series on nightlife in Nottingham.

Euan Duff

Euan Duff. Photography course leader
I found Euan to be an inspirational teacher. You can see some of his work here.
Trent Polytechnic. Nottingham.

College project: Nightlife

The central part of a series of nightlife images from my final year exhibition at Trent Polytechnic in 1983.
Nottingham.

Pete Richards

Last Diploma in Photography student at Trent Polytechnic