Vintage – Kodak 66 Model III

I was recently given a small number of old (vintage!) cameras that I initially just put in a bag under the table in my ‘cave’. Then my interest was sparked a little for some reason, so I dug them back out. Firstly I gave them a gentle clean to bring back a little of the…

Little Urchins

Just wanted to share a few images of the little ‘uns that are part of the Ragged Victorians story. Shot over two weekends in 2017 and 2018. No story, just some enchanting images.

Getting Closer!

Famous war photographer Robert Capa is believed to have stated that “If your photographs aren’t good enough then you’re not close enough“. Now, it was harder for Capa (real name Andre Friedman) as he worked in dangerous and unpredictable environments than it is for those of us who are clicking away in our cosy little…

The Great Unwashed

I had spotted the ‘Ragged Victorians’ on the web some months ago and was instantly attracted to the look of this group which, of course, meant that I wanted to photograph them. They seem to be based mainly in the south of England and I live in the north so that was not going to…

Black Country Living Museum

I spent a day at the Black Country Living Museum which is an excellent exhibition of times gone by. It is based in Dudley in the West Midlands and features, streets, buildings and transport principally from the Victorian era. Each aspect is built and furnished in great detail according to the era which it represents.…

Liverpool

December saw a short trip to Liverpool to take in a couple of gigs and whilst there the plan was to visit a few of the city sights. We visited both of the cathedrals along, starting at the Anglican then moving along Rodney St to the catholic cathedral. Both offered photographic opportunities inside and outside…

Historic York

We just spent the weekend in the historic city of York and for a change the weather was reasonably kind to us – so out with the camera then. The weather was fairly mixed over the weekend and we had bright sunshine which became overcast and then the downpours, this mix gave a range of…