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Finding Memories #8

By rosie42  
~ Jimmy ~

Jimmy is Bill’s well-travelled friend. Originally from Scotland, he played soccer competitively all around the world, whilst national army service in the military police took him to England and the Suez Canal. He then moved to play soccer for Hong Kong, where he also worked in the police force there.

Jimmy travelled to Hobart in 1957 and met his wife Pauline just two days later at the once popular Belvedere dance hall in Argyle Street. He has lived on every continent, bar America. He loves the lifestyle Hobart offers and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.


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
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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

Voters: motoads, rontear, Diana and 16 more

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motoads 12 14 Australia
21 Jan 2008 8:47AM
heya Susie!

hmmm.... not my fav, composition wise im not sure that the wide angle provides the most flattering viewpoint for this bloke, however the image *is* viewed with the understanding that it is but one piece of a series of environmental portraits... ultimately, the shot captures the personality of the subject in his environment!

exposure wise and tonally, i love this... the way the highlights (top right) move to shadows (bottom left) across the frame... *ugh!* its beautiful...

the deep rich looking floor boards and the reflections off the glass are really well captured, and i really like that side table (is that a gate leg?) towards the back of the shot...

i like it, it definitely fits well in the series, but not a fav...

(still) great stuff! ads :o)

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Diana 13 2.0k 19 Netherlands
21 Jan 2008 9:13AM
really like this angle, great shot, nice piece of social research

21 Jan 2008 9:26AM
Beautiful image love the angle great detail well presented
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4049 Canada
21 Jan 2008 8:05PM
This one is especially good.

rosie42 15 7 Australia
22 Jan 2008 4:29AM
Thanks so much, Ads - always grateful for you taking the time to provide such considered and valued feedback...

Thank you too Dianna, Andy and Willie for your interest and impressions - it's much appreciated...

Susie :o)
MDaniel 13 3 3 Ghana
23 Jan 2008 3:16PM
underated shot
peg 12 1 1 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2008 1:53AM
An excellent image.
rosie42 15 7 Australia
30 Jan 2008 11:42AM
Cheers Mark and Peg - thank you for each stopping by!

Susie :o)

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