As near as I can tell, I took this photograph 50 years ago. It was the Halifax Gala and there were brass bands, high wire acts and nascent pop groups. I know this from the photographs on the same strip of negatives - context in celluloid. But what of the photographer fifty years ago? Seventeen years old and beginning to find his way around a camera viewfinder. And beginning to find his way around life? I'm not sure I ever have.