Wednesday, 30 November 2016

57 : The Vibrations Of Life Itself

This is a wonderful photograph. It is so busy. Things are going on all over the place, in every direction, at every level. Look at it and you can here the sounds and smell the smells. You can feel the vibrations of life itself.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

56 : The Confidence Of The Posh

Posh folk have such confidence. The hands comfortably in the pockets. The one-footed, cane-supported stance. The hands very firmly on the purse.

Monday, 28 November 2016

55 : Come In Number 25, Your Time Has Come

Unknown Man and Child In Boat : 1611B-86

A fabulous captured moment - who, when and where don't really matter. Over the years you can almost hear the chugging of the motor. You can almost feel the pride of the grandfather.

Friday, 18 November 2016

54 : Welcome Home

The fall-out from an intensive bout of room-tidying was this scrap of an old photograph that was stuck down behind an old plastic box. I have no idea who the child is or where he comes from. But he has been patiently waiting to be found for who knows how long. Wherever your home was, my room is now your home. Welcome home.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

53 : A Message To The People Of Hermiston by Currie

Pencilled on the back of this old print is the following:  
"Miss Elize Carauthers, Hermiston by Currie, Scotland,
Mrs Owens, Hermiston by Currie, Scotland"
If Miss Carauthers or Mrs Owen would like to contact me, I will let them have the photo back.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

52 : Three Men In A Car

Three men in a car. And what a car. A real car. Heavy on metal and rubber. A horn that would put the fear of God in any passing pedestrian. 

(Three Unknown Men In A Car - Scanned Third Party Print : Rajar Collection)

Monday, 14 November 2016

51 : Ethel Will Know What I Mean

Ethel will know what I mean. I feel a new camera coming on. It's a feeling other picture-taking addicts will recognise. The belief that a shiny new piece of kit will somehow transform your dull prints  into chromatic works of art. The idea that a few more pixels and less modest focal length will turn you into a Bill Brandt or a Henri Cartier-Bresson. Whether it is glass plate, roll film or SD card, that feeling is something all photographers will recognise. Ethel will know what I mean.

(Picture of Ethel Johnston - Scan of a 3"x2" print, Rajar Purchase)

119 : Three Soldiers

Three Soldiers : Unknown Subjects (c.1940)