North Road in 1975

The film “Tommy” was released in March 1975 so I must have taken this picture at about the age of thirteen and a half. Standing in the middle of the road was a bit safer in those days. Lubitel II tlr camera.

Industrial herritage

Some of the older industrial buildings for Pilkingtons Glass Works were still standing in the late 1970s.

Cotham Street.

Heading to school through St.Helens town centre. Late 1970s. Camera: Lubitel II tlr.

Selective focus

I must have taken this picture in the mid 1970s at about the age of 14 or 15. Its inside the museum part of the Gamble Institute in the centre of St.Helens.

The formal (and quiet) atmosphere in the room seemed at odds with the doll and I think this is what caught my attention and provoked me to take a picture.

Decades later its not so much the novelty that I get from the image but more about “how we are”. I could easily imagine that when we are concentrating on something we need to put other things out of mind , perhaps move them behind us so that they don’t distract both metaphorically (and in this case) physically.