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Archive for August, 2014

Old Film:: Another Portrait of my Father

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

My father was dirt poor and hard working. He left school at the end of grade 6 and worked to help support his large family. He spent over forty years of his life as a labourer (and then foreman) at Comalco, Bell Bay. This photograph of my father was scanned from a 6cm x 9cm film negative made by my paternal grandmother Elvie Ruth Bonner (1901-1986). I’m not sure where this photograph was made, but it was probably in the very early 1950s. If there was one thing to be said for my old dad… he was proud to be a worker.

My father

Old Film:: Portrait of my Father

Monday, August 25th, 2014

My father died 14 year ago from chronic lung disease. He smoked cigarettes and worked in heavy industry. This photograph of my father was scanned from a 6cm x 9cm film negative made by my paternal grandmother Elvie Ruth Bonner (1901-1986). I like this portrait for the shadows of my grandmother and aunt. I also like the hard shadow on the right side. I’m not sure where he was traveling, possibly to serve his national service.

Old Film:: Two Women in Portrait

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Im not sure who these women were, but i like them both. They have that Bill Brandt feel of old Britain. These two photographs were scanned from 6cm x 9cm film negatives made by my grandmother Elvie Ruth Bonner (1901-1986). They were made in Tasmania some time from between 1930 – 1950s.

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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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