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

Saturday, 31 March 2007

WMPTE: Ailsa Alexander

Because some really stand out I've decided to do a new series called my favourite photos and I think my mentor Tom Moore would approve of this one as he could have taken it himself. With black and white photography one can get so much more satisfaction as they can be involved in the whole creative process. Sadly as with many others proper photography it is a thing of the past as it so much easier to be digital. It seems hard to believe now but I found Birmingham and district quite boring in the early-Eighties especially as there was a lot of standardisation in the West Midlands PTE fleet. However I found the fifty Ailsa buses allocated to former Midland Red Black Country garages both interesting and pleasantly attractive.

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