38 images Created 12 Apr 2016
1979 Summer at Butlins
1979. My first job as a photographer was at Butlins holiday camp in Minehead. It turned out to be a chance to practice my photography and learn some people skills. These are a few of my pictures. At the time I was switching between colour and black and white. The colour prints were printed on cibachrome paper. - A difficult chemistry that is now obsolete. Ilford always claimed that cibachrome was archival and it is true! Almost 40 years later the colour still looks perfect. The black and white wasn't developed until the end of the season 5 months later. I thought at the time that although beautiful the colour was too 'arty' and just about the colours. I added to the effect of the colours by mounting the prints on brightly coloured card. I decided that the black and white images carried more meaning.. - Which led to my decision to concentrate on black and white afterwards. 4 of the colour images were exhibited at the Seaside Photographed Exhibition opening at the Turner Contemporary in Margate 25 May 2019 until 8 September. Then Southampton, Blackpool and Newlyn. The black and white images can be seen in a Cafe Royal zine. .