The school shots are on separate pages so this seemed to be, since it's not busy doing anything else, the perfect spot to try and place a single photograph that could encapsulate the angst of so many “growing up” in what was becoming the divisive (adults v teens) and rapidly changing period that was the mid 1950's through to early 1970's. While it sometimes looks like being all mini skirts and fun, fun, fun, teens challenged their parents and "Betters" way of life and that brought consequences.
..........So wish us luck !
So some reflections on the power of photographs;
“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
― Karl Lagerfeld
“Still photographs are the most powerful weapon in the world. People believe them, but photographs do lie,
even without manipulation. They are only half-truths.”
― Eddie Adams
……“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you
have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
― Ansel Adams
“When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a
― Robert Frank
“Life is like photography - we develop from the negatives”
…and so in the spirit of the inimitable Flanders & Swan, we’ve chosen to post a poem instead.......
Comeclose and Sleepnow - Roger McGough
it is afterwards
and you talk on tiptoe
happy to be part
of the darkness
lips becoming limp
a prelude to tiredness.
Comeclose and Sleepnow
for in the morning
when a policeman
disguised as the sun
creeps into your room
and your mother
disguised as birds
calls from the trees
you will put on a dress of guilt
and shoes with broken high ideals
and refusing coffee