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
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
Portugal: Just in case I miss something!
I must have been in a very enthusiastic frame of mind when I visited Portugal for two weeks in 1984 because I seemed to have photographed everything including the ugly and mundane. I imagine this elderly forward-control Volvo must have looked quite presentable when it was new but by the time I photographed it still earning it's keep in the Porto rush-hour it had paid for itself several times over. Like old Leylands these rugged fairly unsophisticated Volvo's would soldier on for years.