Photograph Albums


I acquired my first camera when I was about nine years old - a box camera bought at a jumble sale for sixpence. It could take photos, but I soon graduated to a Brownie (as we did) in the 1950s. I was given my first "real" camera for my 18th birthday in December 1964 - a 35mm Leica. I took some fairly passable photographs from the outset, many of which are published here.

At that time I started a collection of colour transparencies and built up a collection until the year 2000 when I bought my first digital camera. Much of my collection for the year 1967 and 1968 were lost when my car was broken into and the slide box that was in it was taken. This was particularly unfortunate as that period of time included all the photos of my first visit to Ireland and my engagement to Agnes, and of my first visit to Iceland in 1967 (the images I have from that visit were copies made from those taken by a friend who accompanied me on the visit).
Between 1980 and 1986 I took only colour negatives for prints.
Given the fact that there is no back-up for slides and so no replacement if they are lost, I undertook the project of scanning almost all the collection over a period of three years between 2003 and 2006. On these web pages I have included the best and most significant of these.

Colour Transparencies from 1964

Photos Taken when Travelling

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