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Old Film:: The Boys II (circa 1940)

My father, Lionel Bruce Clark, is the eldest of the three boys, Nig is the next and Billy is the youngest, sporting a rather cool toy handgun. This photograph is scanned from a 6cm x 9cm film negative made by my grandmother Elvie Ruth Bonner (1901-1986). The qualities I particularly like in this shot all come from the feeling that nanna had called the boys outside for a quick impromptu photoshoot. It’s easy to imagine them being boisterous boys only a minute earlier. My father left school at the end of grade six to help earn money to feed his family. He was an intelligent man who spent a lifetime self-educating but never had the opportunity to express that potential. Instead, his life was one of family and rolling shift work in heavy industry.

Dad, Nig & Bill

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My name is Steven Clark and I live in the Derwent Valley in Southern Tasmania. I have an MBA (Specialisation) and a Bachelor of Computing from the University of Tasmania. I'm a mazer & a yeast farmer (making beer, fruit wine and mead as by-products of continuous improvement in my farming practices). I'm a photographer, although my film cameras are currently silent. I do not tolerate idiots. I do not tolerate bigotry. I do not tolerate excuses. Let's be clear, if you sit with my enemies you my are my enemy for life.

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