I'm warming to this sort of photography - it's slow and thoughtful and doesn't require any special props or events. It kind of just depicts life and the world as it is. The more I look back at photographs I've taken from 30 years ago the more I see the value of photography as means of documenting social history. I wish I'd taken a lot more snaps back then - of mundane stuff like buildings and places as well as people.
Here's a couple of snaps from 1984, taken during a visit to The Wirral with my Uni mate Simon. Not that these are anything like Ravilious's work but they remind me of good times and there is a little social history present in them. Here is Simon, hamming it up, with his girlfriend at the time, Bev, showing her appreciation. I like the guy coming out of the shop with his loaf of bread.
|Woodchurch Estate, Wirral, 1984|
|The Wirral, 1984|