|Richard Butler, Psychedelic Furs 1983|
52 years old
I heard that hip young art school types are looking for non digital cameras in second hand shops, these days. In this era of Instagram and digital immediacy they are fascinated by film and the process of creating photographs thorough physical means: chemicals, light and paper.
In my art school days I spent many a lunch time in the dark room, developing photos from the gig the night before, be it a local act like The Church; or an international visitor, such as Robert from The Cure or Jim from Simple Minds.
I have worked with both processes extensively. As a graphic designer, my Photoshop skills are reasonably well developed. There is so much you can do digitally. But sometimes I long to go back and stand in the dark and watch pictures appear like magic. For me, it has more romance that sitting in front of a bright screen.
Today I am sharing a few old black and white pictures, that started life on film.
Anyone else you'd like to see old pictures of?
|Siouxsie Sioux, Siouxsie & the Banshees 1983|
|Robert Smith, touring with the Banshees 1983|
|Julian Cope, Teardrop Explodes soundcheck '82|