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
Second year house share in Lees Hill Road, Sneinton, Nottingham. Pretty basic facilities and very cold in the winter but the landlord was a nice guy and the rent was reasonable.
Memories of staying up late into the night programming a newly acquired Sinclair ZX81 computer. I needed to get rid of it a year later as its logic blocked what I needed to do for photography. I gave the computer away to a Chinese student in my next accomodation in Burns street, he in turn gave me a red silk tie, I think I may still have it somewhere.
Going straight from school to Polytechnic was not an easy journey, the art students I shared first year accommodation with were older and more world wise. They were good guys and I hope that life has treated them well since I last saw them in 1980.
Taken in April 1986. James was a vibrant and energetic friend, his voice filled the large Victorian house I rented rooms in as he came to visit Adam and others.
He died too soon and before I could make peace over some silly misunderstanding. Sorry James.