Every picture can tell a story – often more than one. While searching the foothills of Tuscany for new motifs I spotted these old-style chairs in a barbers’ shop at Suvereto, but before I could ask permission to photograph them, he closed for lunch – or so I thought. But, with the camera lens held against the not quite clean window, I managed to get this classic interior. Returning 2 days later to give him a print I found the place completely empty. He had moved to new premises a few streets away.
This is a dual language (English-German) book for lovers of classic fine art black & white photography. It showcases interiors of many kinds: bars, cafes, hotels, railroad depots, cathedrals - even caverns. All are depicted with loving care and with great attention to detail and graphic style.
Born in 1925 in Grimsby, England I soon showed artistic aptitude and won a scholarship to study graphic design – studies disrupted by the war, and service in Royal Air Force. After the war I worked on missiles and the Skylark research rocket. In 1972 I was offered a job in the German Aerospace Research Organization, the NASA of Germany. The change of life-style in Bavaria triggered me to take photography seriously, making close-ups of Alpine flowers for my wife. This developed into a fascination for detail and still life, as well as landscapes, making images featured in my exhibitions and several books. We made many journeys around the Greek islands, France, Italy, Spain & Portugal, shooting literally acres of film. I have often said that if a motif presents itself suddenly ‘out of the blue’, I see it intuitively as a graphic image or some abstract design – a reaction difficult to describe and almost impossible to teach others. I photograph anything that stands or moves, or moves me.
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