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
Monday, 22 September 2008
Volvos in Bern
A R&J bodied Volvo B10M articulated bus threads it's way past a normal-sized rigid brethren as it's driver waiting time to leave for Blinzern struts the pavement in the late mid-90's winter sunshine. Even though on my trips to Switzerland I used to stay in the delightful Swiss Capital I didn't get so much opportunity to photograph the buses as being out all day it was usually too dark by the time I returned in the evening. Even so with bright sun and awkward shadows most of them are atmospheric rather than good record shots but I feel in every collection there is space for both as in reality same buses are very similar to each other and a feeling of place and time is more important.