Well it’s the start of a new year, so happy New Year!
I hope you all had a good xmas and new year, not too many bad heads. When I was looking through my choices for the shot of the month for January, I was asked to supply an image for a nice little project for someone, cant say any more, it’ll spoil the surprise! This gave me a chance to look back at some images I took in the 1980’s.
I know we all live in the now and we sometimes forget what it was like 20-30 years ago(am I really that old), but photography is such a detailed recorder of the visual it was a stark reminder of some things I had forgotton. With the cut backs, job losses and unpopular taxes or fees of the present, they were all there in the 80’s as well, sometimes I think the only thing that changes is technology, everything else stays the same. I remember when I shot these images I was not doing it with some political slant, the posters and graffiti were everywhere, I just liked the look of them.
Sorry if I have depressed you all I just couldn’t resist in posting the images. Normal service will be resumed next month and if you need to give me any abuse you know where to find me.