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
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
Bradford: Buses and Snow
This is one of my favourite photographs as it's so atmospheric portraying 2322 a former Bradford Corporation Alexander bodied Daimler Fleetline dating from 1969 and now belonging to the West Yorkshire PTA as it climbs up out of the city on it's way to Tong Cemetery one lunchtime on a cold sunny winter day in that bad winter of 81-82. I'm glad during that time that I used to make a point of stopping my van to take choice shots like this because it was well worth the effort. Travelling in the opposite direction is another Daimler Fleetline belonging to West Riding and bodied by Northern Counties.