Fifty Years of Street Photography

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It is slightly ironic that when I started taking my photography almost as a full time job, about 6 / 7 years ago, I thought that the area that I was lacking was portrait work. And, by that, I meant candids, on the street. Mick Yates. Streets of Aswan. 1975. Yet, as I work my way through scanning my slides …

35mm Slide Restoration

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I am now approaching my slide archives in a  somewhat more disciplined way. I first starting using slide film in 1970, and chose Agfa CT 18. Mot exactly sure why, but I enjoyed the colours and it was widely available. Films were sent back to Agfa and returned in tough, orange plastic boxes, properly mounted in plastic. I had inherited …