Leon Gregory’s view of Sydney in the early ‘70s almost got lost in a cupboard


The allure of found film in the most obscure of places will never fade. Case in point, these old snaps in and around Sydney by photographer Leon Gregory. See more of the photos after the cut.

Even photographers forget what photos they’ve taken, more so if it has already been four decades since they shot it. For photographer Leon Gregory, he had also forgotten that he had placed quite a number of negatives in a moldy cupboard for storage and had only remembered to take them out recently.

Gregory’s recently rediscovered photographs shed light on his view of Sydney. With composition that is undeniably learned and skilled, Gregory shows what life in the capital of Australia was like. Within the stark black and white images were the nuances of everyday life that hints at the tradition set by renowned street photographers in the like of Vivian Maier, Cartier-Bresson, Diane Arbus, Bill Cunningham and the like.

The photographs featured here are also scheduled to go on viewing at Gregory’s exhibit titled “At Last – The Seventies” under the Ginkgo Gallery in Sydney. The exhibit will run from the 23rd of May until the 12th of June.

At Last – The Seventies
May 23 – June 12, 2014
Ginkgo Gallery
166 St Johns Road, Forest Lodge, Glebe NSW
0416 101 036 or 0410 507 498

All information and photos used in this article were sourced from Ginkgo Gallery via My Modern Met.

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