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Finding Memories #6

By rosie42  
~ Pam & Colin ~

It was a journey by sea of several weeks when in 1961 Pam and Colin emigrated from England to Sydney. They knew almost nothing of Tasmania before moving again in 1968 to Hobart, with their two sons, so that Colin could take up a position at the University.

When first married, Colin & Pam shared a modest two roomed flat in London where previous occupants had painted the walls around existing furniture, leaving behind shadowy shapes of cupboards and sideboards from days long past. Money was short and Pam recalls sewing together carpet square samples to make throw rugs, deftly using a curved surgical needle and a ball of string to fashion the stitches.


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.

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Finding Memories #12
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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

Voters: motoads, cats_123, neil john and 20 more

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19 Jan 2008 11:08AM
Great image-hope you're writing a book of your remarkable meetings as your narrative style suits the images

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motoads 12 14 Australia
19 Jan 2008 11:08AM
love the light composition and expression in this Susie...

possibly my fav from the series so far! (congrats on the last HC by the way!)

well done! ads :o)
19 Jan 2008 11:09AM
good series, like the sharpness and the toning in this image.
GregorP 14 4 Slovenia
19 Jan 2008 12:56PM
Excellent shot and work.

mrcal 15 1.0k
19 Jan 2008 1:17PM
What a fabulous series of images you have produced. The images alone tell us much of the sitter but the lifestory really adds to the efect.
rosie42 15 7 Australia
19 Jan 2008 3:09PM
Thank you John, Ads, Robert, Gregor and Michael! It's good of you to each view and comment...

Susie :o)
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
19 Jan 2008 4:08PM
Crisp and clean image Susie. Excellent stories. Ron.
19 Jan 2008 8:35PM
This series has been an absolute joy, sorry haven't been able to comment individually, there just never seems to be enough time does there, sadly.
rosie42 15 7 Australia
30 Jan 2008 11:43AM
Thanks so much Ron and Lydia - I'm very grateful for your valued feedback!

Susie :o)

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