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
Saturday, 4 July 2009
An 828 Basking in the Bretonside Sunshine
I'm sure many of us have a lucky or favourite number, mine is 828 as it is the date of my Birthday and coincidentally the registrastion of my mother's red mini-countryman which I learnt to drive in all those years ago. So as a bus photographer I've always viewed buses carrying a 28 on them as particularly worthy of a shot, and I obviously hit the jackpot when I photographed the Somerset operator Berry's fine Plaxton bodied AEC Reliance WGN 828M at Plymouth. It was taken in the Eighties and the coach started life with the East London firm Essex County Coaches in 1974.