I find old photographs which document social history utterly fascinating – Spitalfields Life is an excellent source of links to wonderful archives of interesting photographs. I’m also quite happy to while away an hour looking at old albums of photos and occasionally buy old prints of complete strangers that catch my eye.
My personal archive of photographs taken over the last 40 years or so is much smaller than I would wish and often a testament to my inability to focus a manual SLR! However I’ve recently been reviewing my old prints and I thought that some of them may be of interest to others as a small glimpses into ordinary life in the 1970s.
I’ve been surprised as I look at images scanned in from old and faded prints how much more detail I can see in some of them. A bit of tweaking to adjust exposure, contrast etc has also improved some of the images so they look rather better than the originals. Hope you enjoy them.