Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray – The contact sheet is dated 7th July 1977 – I am unsure if this is the date they were taken or the date the contacts were created. Perhaps the greater admission is that I could not remember where they were taken and it was only by a process of elimination and the help of Google images that I pinned it down to Falmouth. What I do remember is that the lad with the out-of-shape trilby was not amused at being photographed by a similarly scruffy oik (me) brandishing a TLR, which begs the question how did Vivian Maier get away with it.
Not many look back on the seventies with fondness but I had a good time, perhaps because I felt at home with the tattered and frayed, a hangover from the sixties – some might say I have not moved on.
(click on the images to enlarge – not the best quality, they are scanned from the contacts, not the negatives)
I like the gritty texture of these shots. It goes with the subject.
Thanks Julie – they could be so much sharper if I could only persuade my scanner to reliably handle 2.25in negatives 😦
Great shots for this challenge. 🙂
Thanks Jo, much appreciated – all the best, Robin
Happy to report that I’ve moved on, Robin. 70’s? What 70’s?
But I love your images. 🙂
Very wise Jo, much to be said for moving on 🙂
Great images for the challenge, Robin
Thanks Sue – it all seems a very long time ago.
Another lifetime, eh? The 1970s are certainly that for me!
Super images. Love his flares and hat! The 70s still feel like a golden time to me for many reasons. I don’t think I’ve moved on from the tattered and frayed.
Me too, he is really quite stylish – I could quite fancy wearing that hat now – to hide the thinning hair 🙂 . There is one more to come from Falmouth, very soon. You must have been very young in the 70s Malin.
Thanks. these shots have a very tactile feel! regards thom
Thanks Thom, much appreciated