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Finding Memories #10

By rosie42  
~ Doris ~

Sometimes at four am, Scottish-born Doris will remember things she hasn’t thought of in years.

Before the war, when she was 18, Doris worked as an assistant receptionist at a local hairdressing salon, and it was there she met her lifelong friend Bette.

One day, Doris greeted one of the salon’s regular male clients and afterwards took payment for his haircut.

“Then about fifteen minutes later, he returned and handed me a paper bag, saying ‘That’s what I think you are’.” Doris opened the bag to find a single fragrant peach. “They were about $2 or $3 out of season then!” she says.

“The barber said, ‘That man’s been coming in for years and he’s never done anything like that for me!”


This series features people who have made Tasmania their home since moving from far flung places, each a stranger to me until the day we met to make the images. Each shared with me an amazing life story and it's been an absolute pleasure to spend time listening to their memories, some of which accompany the images here.

Finding Memories #1
Finding Memories #2
Finding Memories #3
Finding Memories #4
Finding Memories #5
Finding Memories #6
Finding Memories #7
Finding Memories #8
Finding Memories #9
Finding Memories #11
Finding Memories #12
Finding Memories #13
Finding Memories #14

The images are deliberately unconstructed and rely solely on available light.

Thank you for looking - all feedback (+/-) gratefully received ...

Susie :o)

Tags: Traditional darkroom Black and white Portraits and people

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markharrop 15 191 England
30 Jan 2008 9:38AM
The whole series of shots have been a pleasure to look at. Nice description/stories too.
Thank you.

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JAILER68 12 143 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2008 10:04AM
What a lovely series of photographs and stories. You must be very proud of them.
FatHandedChap 13 1.3k England
30 Jan 2008 10:54AM
Another great addition to the series, plenty of little details to hold your attention and you obviously have a great rapport with your subjects.

Looking at your images reminds me why HP5 was my favourite film.

30 Jan 2008 1:14PM
Great work
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
30 Jan 2008 4:40PM
Wonderful emotive image and story Susie. Ron.
rosie42 15 7 Australia
31 Jan 2008 10:44AM
Thank you for your interest Mark, Duane, Tony, Ken and Ron - I'm grateful for your impressions!

Susie :o)
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
2 Feb 2008 9:10PM
great emotive these series and stories!!!
Nic_WA 15 179 2 Australia
4 Feb 2008 11:13AM
Excellent...enjoying the stories that accompany the portraits.
rosie42 15 7 Australia
4 Feb 2008 11:17AM
Thanks so much Ollie and Nic; appreciate your interest and feedback...

Susie :o)

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