Friday, July 29, 2016

The Satisfaction Of The Dark

Around about the same time that I was bouncing political peas off the poor population of Halifax, I was also taking their photographs. This is a sequence of photographs I took at Halifax Gala in the mid 1960s. I don't know why it should be so, but old photographs mature with age, like a half-decent wine. There is something rather satisfying about these dark monochrome shots, something that cannot be reproduced by the pin-sharp, perfectly exposed, multi-pixel pictures of today.


  1. They do like mellow black and whites. Historic shots of time gone by and yet the style enhances the visit.

  2. It's a patina of graininess and light only acquired after decades of storage in old shoe boxes.

  3. I like the atmosphere these shots convey. And you have a Beatle lookalike for good measure.


Annie Burnett And The Dead Fox Marker

This is a photograph of my Auntie Annie - Annie Elizabeth Burnett who, in October 1933, became Annie Moore. My guess is that this particular...