Municipal Buildings, Truro, Cornwall, 1981.
Loved my visit to Truro in the early 1980s. I was studying photography at Nottingham Trent Polytechnic and a group of us were staying at the cottage of a tutor in the County.
Came across this scene and had to take a frame. Particularly impressed that the Flea market was only 1p for entry and that went to charity. Whimsy is such a forgotten art, we need more cat shows and flea markets advertised together!
Three London bus inspectors respecting each others space on the top deck, the rain rolling down the windows completes this little tableau. Taken in the mid 1980s.
I would have taken the picture because even one inspector sitting down would have been an unusual sight, they normally were seen standing up and demanding to see your ticket, but three sat down? I had to use my camera – there was no other choice.
Ilford XP chromogenic film (C41 process Black and White)
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.