Another group, this time from 1959. As a 16 year old schoolboy, the interest in photography was well established. This is Olympia exhibition hall in Kensington, where the 1959 London Photo Show was held. The photo enthusiast's cameras vary from 35mm to 6 x 6 cm, probably Rolleiflexes.
Kingston village, Cambridgeshire, May 2015. I have a collection of "Photograms of the Year" photo annuals from the 1930's and 40's, including some that belonged to my father. He worked for the RAF as a civilian, repairing Spitfire radios during the war, in Worcestershire, where I was born. This and similar photographs are directly inspired by the "Photograms" annuals that I saw as a child. Duxford, Bourn and Gransden Lodge airfields, used in WW2 from where RAF aircraft flew in these skies, are nearby, and still used for airshows and civilian flying. Sometimes, I see a Spitfire above these fields and villages, almost certainly from the Imperial War Museum at Duxford.
Last week, I worked with the green screen, or "Chromakey" studio. The ever helpful Lydia posed for several hours, without any settings or background. But later, inspired by the sumptuous colours of her clothes, bought during a recent trip to India, I looked through my own India files from 1984. This is the result: