A view on Lancashire Monochrome

from member Geoff Davies

One of the great things about candid photography is its unpredictability, you can choose a location or an event but that’s usually as far as the planning goes. I have been told many times that I am a lucky photographer but it is a fact that my luck is directly proportional to the amount of work that I do.

The first picture has almost a surreal quality. I could not believe that anyone could leave a child of that age in charge of a dog that size outside a cooked meat shop. The onlooker couldn’t either.

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The second picture is more straight reportage. It shows the industrialist Lord Weinstock, complete with cigar, confronting pickets outside his G.E.C head office in Mayfair.

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It is unlikely that either of these prints would do anything in the usual camera club competitions. At Lancashire Monochrome, because of our non-competitive stance, we have no judge to impress except the best judge of all, the individual who produced the work.