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, 9 July 2008
Plymouth Bretonside: Playing with the light
One of the great things about black and white photography is there is a lot more scope for creativity and I always enjoyed playing with the light using it too make interesting effects. Of course this is not how we usually photograph buses pointing the camera straight into the sun but why not, it is the way we often have to look at them. You might not think so but very little is lost in this Leyland dominated scene because as well as the Western National Willowbrook Leyland Leopard heading for Exeter on the A38 there's another one of webbers at the back plus some Plymouth Atlanteans. Also in this Eighties view is a Western National Bristol VR and a Wallace Arnold Bedford VAS Plaxton. Ah, those were the days, and like some of my memories these old prints are showing signs of age.