Tag Archives: Fashion

MODS

10-05-19

Met the PhotoBuddies in town yesterday, not for a PhotoWalk (the weather has been pretty dismal over the last week) but to have a look at the MODS exhibition at the New Walk Museum. A bit of nostalgia for the old folks.

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There wasn’t much light so I had to use 1600asa on the Olympus EPL1, being an older digital camera it does introduce a bit of noise to the images.

Fashion
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I was still at school when the MOD scene hit, I had various pairs of hipster trousers which looked great, but were made from a wool blend of material, I can’t wear wool next to my skin, it makes me itch, a bit like prickly heat, but I put up with it just to look cool !

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I loved this style of boot.

Scooters
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Apart from the clothes, and music, scooters were the main statement of MOD culture. After borrowing friends scooters I decided they were not for me, felt far too unsafe on the road, so I bought a motor bike and changed over to be a rocker. The Beatle boots looked great with bell bottom jeans.

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Never went this far, just the bell bottom jeans, a leather jacket, T Shirt, and white silk scarf.

Pinball
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Used to go to a bikers cafe to play the pinball machines, very similar to this one.

Autochanger
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Someone gave me one of these a few years ago, I would love to get it it restored to play the old 45’s I’ve got from the 1960’s.

Il Rondo
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After seeing the Easy Rider film in 1969 I decided the Hippie life was for me, so fickle. The Il Rondo was a music venue in the town centre, saw some great bands there, Genesis, King Crimson, Barclay James Harvest, Jethro Tull, and Caravan to name just a few. The building is still standing having gone through many reincarnations, mainly restaurants.

Really enjoyed the exhibition, and found I knew some of the contributors.

It’s Arrived

11-11-17

A few shots from my walks into town last week.

Christmas Tree & Clock Tower
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The Christmas tree has arrived in the town, and it was a lovely sunny day.

Dare To Wear
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Colours On a Dull Day
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These were taken on the sigma DP1, I also took an old 120 film camera with me, will see If I can develop the film tomorrow, and if I get any images.

Ohhh Err

13-10-2017

Had a very quick walk to town this morning to get a film developed, a copy of my birth certificate (significant birthday next week) and some treats for me and the cats. The weather as usual was a bit dull and blowy, but I managed to get a few images.

Cover Up
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I couldn’t resist !

Texture
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Cat Update:-

I popped round to my neighbours when I got back to drop off a box of cat food and see how the cat family were getting on.

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Full stomachs

Olympus OM40 – Part 5

Beatlemania

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Olympus OM40 – Zuiko 50mm f1.8

In the early 1960’s we used to shop here, an annual visit for clothes for Dad and me. I got my first Beatle jacket, polo neck sweater and John Lennon hat at this shop. It looks like it closed it’s doors quite some time ago.