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
Friday, 11 May 2007
As George Formby might have said: Turned out Nice Again.
By the Early Eighties my old Voitlander camera was showing it's age and leaving scratch marks on the negatives and in this shot I didn't hold the camera straight but it still catches the hustle and bustle of people enjoying themselves during a fine Summer week-end in Blackpool. The rear-engined AEC Swift was not a big success but like St.Helens and Great Yarmouth, Blackpool seemed to take a shine to them.