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Photoshoot from 1980

These are shots from a John Cooper Clarke photoshoot in March 1980

I was a third year student on the BA Design course at North Staffordshire Polytechnic and working on a magazine project .  I suggested to my tutor that I would quite like to do the feature on JCC and he just picked up the phone and started ringing round.  I was amazed when everyone said yes. What!

A couple of days later I jumped on a train and rocked up at Judy Totton's office ( the Bards agent ) near London bridge.  Green army surplus jacket, big hair and beard - a 1980 hipster if there ever was one!

Armed with an Olympus OM1, a couple of lenses and a bag full of film and absolutely no experience - we hit the streets and were faced with a wall of grey weather.  Ouch! So down the tube we went. Literally.

It was a tricky session with low light - but I'm amazed at how the Kodak TriX coped with it.  And looking back at them now I see details gone forever like tube carriages with wooden floors.

These photos have been sat languishing in a folder for 40 years - which is a shame - so I gave myself a kick, got them scanned and here we are.

 

Would you like one?

After 40 years on the shelf I'd like them to be seen so if you'd like a copy I've sourced a pro photo lab who produce quality Fuji Pro DPII prints and they work really well as wrap round canvas prints.

The lab also offer much larger prints, Fine Art Hahnemuhle Photo Rag prints and a framing service for all sizes but the popular ones are 30cm x 40cm, 40cm x 55cm,  and 55cm x 75cm.  Contact me for any of these.

This not an official JCC site, its a record on my photoshoot with The Bard in London, March 1980

Photoshoot from 1980

These are shots from a John Cooper Clarke photoshoot in March 1980

I was a third year student on the BA Design course at North Staffordshire Polytechnic and working on a magazine project .  I suggested to my tutor that I would quite like to do the feature on JCC and he just picked up the phone and started ringing round.  I was amazed when everyone said yes. What!

A couple of days later I jumped on a train and rocked up at Judy Totton's office ( the Bards agent ) near London bridge.  Green army surplus jacket, big hair and beard - a 1980 hipster if there ever was one!

Armed with an Olympus OM1, a couple of lenses and a bag full of film and absolutely no experience - we hit the streets and were faced with a wall of grey weather.  Ouch! So down the tube we went. Literally.

It was a tricky session with low light - but I'm amazed at how the Kodak TriX coped with it.  And looking back at them now I see details gone forever like tube carriages with wooden floors.

These photos have been sat languishing in a folder for 40 years - which is a shame - so I gave myself a kick, got them scanned and here we are.

 

Would you like one?

After 40 years on the shelf I'd like them to be seen so if you'd like a copy I've sourced a pro photo lab who produce quality Fuji Pro DPII prints and they work really well as wrap round canvas prints.

The lab also offer much larger prints, Fine Art Hahnemuhle Photo Rag prints and a framing service for all sizes but the popular ones are 30cm x 40cm, 40cm x 55cm,  and 55cm x 75cm.  Contact me for any of these.

This not an official JCC site, its a record on my photoshoot with The Bard in London, March 1980