I’ve been off grid for a week or so enjoying the sunshine. So it came as a shock to come home to the news that Bowens the flash manufacturer has gone into liquidation. Why so shocked? Photo businesses fail all the time. My first proper job was working for Bowens (part of Pelling and Cross) in Dean Street, London back in the day. I sold so much flash gear it was unbelievable, they were good times indeed.
Office buildings in Milton Keynes. This shot was taken a while ago, it has prompted me to dig out my plastic fantastic Cosmic 35 for a trip to London. This is one of those cameras that everyone says you should avoid if possible. I am a contrary being, I love mine. (Fuji Reala 100).
The Medicine Stones, Willen, Milton Keynes. Minolta V2, Agfa APX 100.
Watching the watchers at the Living Heritage display to mark MK50, Milton Keynes. Olympus XA1, Agfa APX 100, Ilford Ilfosol 3.
It doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes I can’t face taking pictures. A forties weekend is being held in Newport Pagnell and I had thought I was looking forward to it. The weather was beautiful, there were lots of people looking very dapper indeed in their wartime finery and uniforms, but somehow I just couldn’t get into it. I had my Canon EOS 3000n and Olympus XA2 with me but the only photos I took were 3 odd ones with the Polamatic app on my phone. I will have to pull myself out of it by tomorrow for the Living History event to mark MK50 in Milton Keynes. I promise you some pictures 😁.