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My Father & a Friend Smoking Tobacco (circa 1950)

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

My father was a working man. He left school at the end of Grade 6 to help support his large impoverished family and I have a lot of respect for that. This photograph was scanned from a 6cm x 9cm film negative made by my paternal grandmother Elvie Ruth Bonner (1901-1986). My father is the guy on the right with a cigarette and I’m not sure who the other guy was to him or why my grandmother made this photograph. The date would have been very close to 1950.

Oh Beautiful Blue Eyed Me

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Some have called me a cunt. History will accord me badly. But way back in the beginning I was just this little guy. Hardly even a photographer’s arsehole. I love you all.

Old Film:: My Dad & National Service (early 1950s)

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

My father served his 176 days in National Service during the very early 1950s. He didn’t like the discipline. And until I looked at his hair in these photographs I hadn’t realised the military allowed swag hair back in the day. These photographs were scanned from 6cm x 9cm film negatives made by my grandmother Elvie Ruth Bonner (1901-1986). My parents married around this time. Mum was a trained nurse and my father was a labourer. He ended up working at Comalco’s Bell Bay plant for over forty years and died in 2000 from chronic lung disease.

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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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