Sunday, 30 March 2014

1166 : Bracing Skegness

A picture taken in Skegness back in the 1980s. Skegness used to have a slogan it would advertise itself with : "Skegness, It's So Bracing!" Rarely was a truer word said.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

1162 : That Summer, That Year, That Place

There is something about the tones, something about the feel of the photograph that says it is pre-digital. And indeed it is - freshly scanned from a strip of 35mm colour negatives taken back in 1991. That is Bangor in North Wales. That is summer. That is my past.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

1161 : Workplaces I Have Known

Back in the 1980s, this was the place where I would occasionally work. Whilst most of my teaching took place in the kind of concrete prefabs that passed for modern architecture in the 1960s, I would occasionally be called on to lecture at courses based at Wentworth Woodhouse which, for a brief period, formed part of Sheffield Hallam University.  I must have taken this photograph on one such occasion. The Grade 1 listed 18th century mansion has the largest country house frontage in Europe. It was quite some place of work.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

1160 : The Old And The New

The curved one that dissects the image is the new, the ornate one that frames the bottom is the old. Both bridge the valley of the River Hebble in Halifax - Burdock Way is the new, North Bridge is the old. The picture was taken in the 1980s or early 1990s and has remained unprinted until today. Thus the old becomes the new.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

1154 : Man In Flat Cap

Man In Flat Cap, Sheffield 1982 : Alan Burnett
Taken from my window in Oxford Street, Sheffield. The effect was not intended but it works quite well.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

1153 : When Roadworks Were Roadworks

When Roadworks Were Roadworks : 1980 (Alan Burnett)
I can date this old shot fairly accurately from the Clint Eastwood film showing at the Classic Cinema. I have a feeling that it was somewhere near Leicester Square but I am not too sure. They don't dig the roads like this any more : it is all mini mechanical diggers these days.

Monday, 3 March 2014

1152 : Waiting For The Train

Waiting For The Train : Alan Burnett
Location - Possibly King Cross Station, London.  Date - Circa 1980
Re-scanned 35mm Monochrome Negative

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