|Me, or at least a 1977 version of me. Shot & printed in 1977 and stored in a box of Kodak Veribrom WSG.2M paper for the last 40 years. Flip me that sounds like a long time when I write it like that...|
I can place this shot precisely - it was at the University of Stirling, in Scotland and was the summer of 1977, which would make me 14. We stayed at the student halls of residence, took Granny and Grandpa with us so I guess it was an affordable holiday that the extended family could all go on together. Self-catering. Looking back, I guess it was a bit of a busman's holiday for my mum and Gran, with two men and two growing lads to feed every day as well as themselves. The Brother, Grandpa and I spent a lot of time playing snooker on their full-size tables. Strangely I can't remember what my father was up to - perhaps he was happy to leave us to Grandpa's charge. And the best bit? - There was no-one else around...I mean no-one - we had the place to ourselves.