I AM CHRISTOPHER LEACH THE ARTIST. I started this blog so that I can share with everyone my vast collection of transport photographs showing a personal and nostalgic view of the industry with images that span some 45 years taking in the U.K and some of Europe. I have no darkroom and so rather than being the perfectionist after tidying them up I upload the images warts and all, and even those that won't scan squarely or are scratched. In a way it adds age and character. You are all free to download these for your personal use but please remember I still own them and you are not just free to use them without prior permission for any knd of publishing. Click on images to enlarge them and if you want to see more leave your comments or visit my website for the mother-site with galleries including those Buses & Girls: PICTUREWORLD
Thursday, 15 February 2007
Rush Hour Traffic: Lisbon
Some photographs are obviously flawed and it's so easy to just throw them away but sometimes that can be a big mistake. Take this image for instance taken in Lisbon when I was there in July 1984 for when it is enlarged it captures both the feeling of heat and that evening's frantic activity. As for the car moving across the shot it doesn't really spoil the view and acts as a counterpoint to the rest of the traffic trailing off in to the distance. The photography manual tells us there is a right and wrong way to do things, read it by all means, but don't be afraid to experiment as without it there would be no progress.