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Photographic Industry Marketing (1960s)

Published on September 2nd, 2014

In a recent book review of the German Photographic Manual 1960 there wasn’t enough space to cover the beautiful industry marketing advertisements. Photokina was ten years old in 1960 and the German photographic industry had redeemed itself from near annihilation after World War 2. So I thought, just for the film camera porn of it, I’d share some scans from the back of this beautifully made book.

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Young Guns & Artistes

Published on September 1st, 2014

The historic legacy of New Norfolk’s Willow Court asylum has long been left to fade away without observation. We turned away when the dark Tasmanian history didn’t suit our marketing values; we turned away when developers bought, bulldozed and bludgeoned the asylum without proper scrutiny; we turned away when the ravages of twenty years neglect continually degraded walls and floors through the merciless hands of storms and vandals; and we turned away while the opportunity came and went to fight for those buildings. The inconvenient truth of New Norfolk is a history with mental illness. Inside the buildings are a snapshot of youth culture from across that twenty years. Hangout 101 – find a place where you aren’t being observed; bring paint & pens.

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My Father joking around in Drag (1950s)

Published on August 31st, 2014

My father grew into a man who found it hard to be wrong. He burned bridges. But I can see off old home movies and photographs with his family and friends that some time way back he really enjoyed self-deprecating humour. These photographs of my father and aunt were scanned from 6cm x 9cm film negatives made by my paternal grandmother Elvie Ruth Bonner (1901-1986). It looks like on this occasion my father and aunt may have swapped their clothing for a bit of a laugh.

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Steven Clark Steven Clark - the stand up guy on this site

My name is Steven Clark (aka nortypig) and I shoot film photography for fun. I have an MBA (Specialisation) and a Bachelor of Computing from the University of Tasmania. Currently in pursuit of investment for a local business venture. Dreams of owning the World. Idea champion. Paradox. Life partner to Megan.

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