On my summer holiday in Dartmouth last year, I spotted some great examples of vintage signs at the rail station and adorning the walls around the platform.
On the old steam railway between Dartmouth and Paignton (which is in itself very vintage and old-school), there are still lots of the original metal advertising plaques which are really interesting to see and equally to photograph. In the photos below, you can see them along the platform where people are waiting to board the steam train.
I enjoyed the vintage feel of the railway experience with it being an old steam one but I think my favourite part was spotting all the old advertising boards as we made our way into paignton. I didn’t realize there would be so many more along the way and sadly missed a few gems as we got closer to our destination.
I think my favourite sign out of them all though has to be this one I spotted for Kodak. I love the way it is advertising films – you never really see that anymore. And I like the way it says photographic apparatus, I am not sure anywhere would use this terminology nowadays.
At the end of October last year, René Burri, a great master of photography of the last century, passed away. As a tribute to him, I would like to show you some photos that I took last month at EXPO 2015 in Milan, which was inspired by his series featuring the world's fairs held in Osaka, Okinawa, and Montreal. Take a look!
Last year, my wife and I visited the Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais close to Lisbon. It was a gorgeous hike from some beautiful ruins to the most western point of the European mainland, Cabo da Roca.
On the last Saturday of July, the old district of Borgo Vico hosted an art and music festival. There was also a graffiti contest, and the winner will exhibit his work at the Como Business Center for Expo 2015. I used my Zorki 4 loaded with an Ilford FP4+ film to document the event. I focused on the young artists who, amid the swirl of activity, had to concentrate on their large-scale pieces.
My wife and I suffered a family loss in October 2013 so we decided to shift things around and have a celebration of life—a wedding, actually—to associate our loss with the beginning of something positive and memorable. We have been together for nearly 13 years and after getting married, we headed off on a three-month trip to South America and a few other stops to complete a round-the-world loop back to Australia.
Doug DuBois spent five summers photographing the small neighborhood of Russell Heights in Ireland to capture the essence of coming of age: the inevitable loss of youth and the imminent transition into adulthood. Those four years resulted in his latest book, My Last Day At Seventeen. The book is a visual tale told through a collection of photographs and gives an alternative perspective through a comic narrative around the same subject. This creative combination of two distinct narratives in one book not only works wonderfully in visual terms; it also serves as an essential tool that lets the reader dig deeper into the story being told, making one go back to the book over and over again, yet from a new perspective, every single time.