One of several old negatives scanned recently from the late 70s or early 80s and presented, so as to give an indication of my era and great age!
I remember that there were some trees growing in some of these vehicles, so perhaps the pictures aren’t quite as old as I suggest. Car graveyards like this are very sad places. Sad pictures from a sad old git.
A street scene captured in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It’s sometimes difficult to read peoples reactions to having their picture taken.
Is it suspicion, fear, annoyance? Does he think that he’s been caught out?
I’m pretty sure that I would feel all of those and more….
Do we have the right to intrude? Should we reserve the right for people to see only our good side, or should we use our camera to catalogue and record even the negative and less than ideal conditions? I almost decided to delete this picture.
But life can be dour…..
This photo must have been taken in the late 80s and is a scan from a film negative.
I was working in Staffordshire, England, at the time and have only the vaguest memory of the location of this scrapyard.
A street portrait taken in Glasgow.
I like how working in monochrome encourages a more formal and studied approach to picture making. Balancing the tones and cropping to enhance the formal elements of placement and division is a very satisfying activity. The unruly diagonals always add a touch of tension, don’t you think?
A well earned rest in the middle of the day.
A street scene from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
The pace of life has slowed and the evenings have a chill about them so it’s time to light the fire and prepare the supper.
An atmospheric wintertime view in my home town.
A surreal scene on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
The Mill Burn is secretive in its little valley as it sneaks past the golf course and descends towards the old mill which is long abandoned. From there it disappears altogether as it passes through the town and sneaks into the Dee barely noticed.
Shy Smiles in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Scotland’s Dumfries and Galloway is a land of rolling and hummocky lowlands and small craggy hills, so here is a patch of rolling cow pasture. Many of the farms are moving to more intensive methods and although plenty of springtime lambs can be seen in the fields, more and more the cattle are reared in the growing number of large barns.
It ain’t natural I say…..