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 27 April 2013

A Masterclass in 'The Jowitt Photograph'

I'm afraid many people looking at photographs regard anything with both a woman and bus in it worthy of the term 'Jowitt'. But as well as introducing us to the genre he didn't get  his reputation and praises for nothing. What most of you miss is Robert's eye for the accessories and delights of female fashion which celebrate their femininity in a way that is exotic enough to be called mildly fetishistic. Sadly most of the time apart from seeing them in uniform or the smart 'business suit' women tend to dress casually rather than to impress these days. No doubt for the real thing the novelty of suspenders and high-heels wears off and it's left to their greatest admirers to on wobbly knees strut their stuff instead, but all is not lost as Fashion is a cycle and it will come round again. At Bristol Badgerline Leyland National2 3529 BOU4V was seen turning into Marlborough Street Bus Station in the Eighties.

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