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remember rolan adams

remember rolan adams

in 1991, in my first year at photography college (PCL: the polytechnic of central london...when it WAS in central london, before it became the university of westminster, in harrow) i did three photo-stories.

i WISH i'd been encouraged to do more: i wish i had more archive to look back on 27 years later

with a little more encouragement in this direction my photography career might have been real different

although i recognise i still see the world in the same way with the same eye/s

here's the first of the three stories from 1991, scanned on an Epson V850 pro

this was the rolan adams demonstration, from when i used to go to ANL (Anti Nazi Leauge) rallies round about the time the BNP were active

very different times.
these pictures look so much more dated than i remember those times being...

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through the streets of welling garden

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fortran 5...

fortran 5...

...wrote a song about ken livingstone roundabout the same time

also featured here

would love to know what / where other people featured in these pictures are now

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quite a police command vehicle: looks like it's out the 1960's not 1990's

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NWA

NWA

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all shot on film in under 30 frames (couldnt afford the film or processing to be wasteful) and unretouched

(scanned here on the genius epson v850 pro)

stories on (hateful) london zoo and the regeneration of the docklands to follow in the next few days...

long live documentary photography: the purest form