Posts from the ‘Photographs’ Category
I don’t recollect much from that day, although it must have been around summer 1971 given I was roughly ten years old. Scarborough was one of those cheap and accessible holiday destinations for working-class families from the North-East. The battleships of Peasmole Park, getting drenched at high tide or my refusal to entertain the infamous cable car ride it was a destination of so many happy childhood memories. I do recall my dad calling me over and giving me a quick demonstration on home to use his small Kodak Camera. ‘I want to to take a photo of me and your mum, son. When I say not just press the button, but make sure you can see both of us.”
I stood ready and awaited the signal. My parents assembled, my dad leaning against the wall and mum stood next to him. They looked like tin rabbits waiting to be shot in one of those penny arcades we often visited during the evening. “not yet, son” came my dad’s instruction. He took my mum by the hand and guided her in front of him, she fell back, and he then wrapped his arms around her. “Now,” my dad said.
If you live or find yourself in the Bristol area before the 5th April 2020 then I highly recommend you pay a visit to Spike Island Bristol and immerse yourself in the Pacita Abad, Life in the Margins Exhibition. A collection of the photographs I took during my visit are below, which barely do the exhibition justice. A thoroughly enjoyable, beautiful and engaging exhibition. You can find a link here, which gives you all the information you need, including directions. Free entry (donations welcome).
Let’s go on a journey and never come back.
There is something truly immersive about an empty beach during the winter months, especially in the mornings waiting for the world to wake around you. When silence is only broken by the waves and the occasional bird seeking its breakfast.
Properly my last proper gig of the year, but ending on a high note. I realised tonight that I may have overindulged this year on what some may refer to as “difficult music.” The essence of a beautiful song with its woven lyrics, delivered with real heart and sincerity was in abundance tonight at the Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol. The Magic Lantern and Pete Roe. Beautiful.