But What?

Taken on (my only)  skiing trip to France. Late 1980s? Kodachrome 35mm slide film.



Taken on a late 1970s holiday trip to stay at a caravan in North Wales. Mum taking a rest with Cindy the miniture Yorkshire terrier dog beside her. Perhaps tea bags were considered to be a suitable replacement for cucumber? Mum would have been horified that I had taken the picture. As a learnt later under the guidance of my Photography course tutor Euan Duff, there is nothing wrong in showing “how we are”. You have to admire the multitasking show here.

A big job for the firm

1980s walk around London taking some stock images, I came across a new guard at Buckingham Palace. 35mm fujichrome transparency film.

King George VI Electric Suction Sweeper

Moving to London in 1984 was quite a step for me. My worldly posessions in the boot of a friends car and £40 in my bank account. I was very fortunate to have a lovely landlady (Adams mum). The supplied hover in the shared furnished flat worked well despite it being 30-50 years old.

The door in the wall

I love the short story by H,G.Wells “The door in the wall”, you can read it here
Read as an allegory it touches something that was very tangible for me, since lost in the noise of life.

This side of the doorway was in Haydock, Merseyside in the early 1980s.

School show

Even Latin Masters could show their funny side when on stage at the school show.
Cowley boys school, St.Helens, later 1970s.

Holiday Camp

A gentle stroll down the beach in Prestatyn, Wales with my parents and sisters. We came across this holiday camp. It didnt look particularly inviting but things were a bit like that then. This may of course have been taken after 1984 when it was closed down and used to train police in riot control. In 2001 it was redeveloped for housing so assuming foreign holidays are something of the past we need to get re-building.

Still Point

Shot at the London Marathon in Greenwich. This image was syndicated through Getty Images in the 1990s. A straight scan of a 35mm transparency with no image manipulation.

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