Monochrome in the attic flat…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and the Dalai Lama in 1938 sitting on a roadside bench drinking tea and chatting.
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Here’s another picture, a digitally scanned 35mm negative, from a few years ago, in my days of old-style, film and darkroom, black and white photography. It shows my friend Debb, her cheeky Jack Russell terrier Moriarty, a 1970s two-manual Hammond organ with bass pedals… and… is that some sort of palm tree?…
As you can see by the funny shape of the palm tree bucket bottom right, and the slightly elongated Jack Russell bottom left, the picture was taken with a wide-angle lens – a 24mm Nikkor one, if anyone is interested, (Some people really do like to have this sort of information; usually they are people who are far more interested in cameras than in actual photography, poor things… [They are similar to those people who know lots and lots about guitars and amplifiers, but play very dull and unimaginative music on them…] Anyway, just for these people: this picture was taken on a 35mm Nikon F2S single lens reflex camera loaded with… er… some kind of film… developed in… er, some kind of developer… Oh, who cares?…)
Oh, just look at that dog showing off!… Such a prima donna!…

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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3 Responses to Monochrome in the attic flat…

  1. Dog’s a darling. Our Podenco (and every other one it seems) just loves that pose.

    Thought initially the person was you and Moriarty was a reincarnated dalai lama.

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