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not Photographs

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

poem twice.” 
― Robert Frank


“Life is like photography - we develop from the negatives” 
― Unknown


…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 

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