It's taken around 18 months to work through the music related negatives in my archive...as far as I know, that's everything....you've seen the best of it.
When I first started, I was somewhat consumed by the technicalities associated with scanning and processing the negatives to produce images that yielded similar results to what I could achieve through hand printing 30 years ago in the darkroom.
It was a steep learning curve. It was only after I got to grips with the scanner and software that I began to focus on the images and realised the they had significance beyond the photographic aesthetics and that others would likely be interested in seeing them too.
Making sense of the collection for exhibition would have been overwhelming without the curation expertise of Phil Walsh who has enabled the collection to be published and shared widely, something I never anticipated 30 years ago, nor when I first opened up the archive. Without his expertise and enthusiasm I doubt the images would have seen the light of day beyond my PC. The invitation to contribute to the Audioculture site was a welcome surprise for both of us.
Also unexpected has been a rekindling of my interest in documenting life again through photography, albeit currently on my mobile phone. At some point in the not too distant future, selected images from life in the City of Steel might make their way to Doublebass.
Thanks for visiting...and stay tuned