OLD SIGN WRITING preserved in photographs GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN HUNTER COMBO ORIGINAL SONGS
===NEWS ==14th August 2016===== "NEW FINDS" uploaded today holds 53 images of signs found between January and August 14, 2016. It is in addition to "SIGNWRITING COLLECTION February 2016" which holds 2,200 images alphabetically sorted by name, product or service. All showcase the artistry and the daring of yesteryear's sign writers who worked alone often storeys above the ground to paint their masterpieces, long before health and safety was honoured. * Click on "OLD SIGN WRITING COLLECTION February 2016" to view photgraphs of signs for products, business names, proprietor's names or services sorted into alphabetical folders. * Date and location accompanies each photo. * Download the collection free as a ZIP file (you will require JAVA for this). NOTE: Subsequently discovered signs may periodically appear solely in dated "NEW FINDS" folders until the next major revamp. ABOUT THE COLLECTION: I have been photographing old sign writing since November 1983. The oldest sign photographed was painted for the Melbourne Coal, Shipping & Engineering company which ceased operation in eighteen ninety-three (1893). It is now hidden by a multi-storey neighbour. My partner's encouragement was key. "SIGNS" combines my love of photography and social history. *** If you see signs for me to photograph, please email me ***. ========== ========== ===== 2/. "GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHY" - is my personal photographic take on things: nature, structures, vintage cars, Cowra Memorial Japanese Garden and =============== ==== ====== MY MUSIC - John Hunter Combo. I also perform my original songs with harmonica and guitar. You can listen and download my Blues, Country, Folk, Comic songs at www.johnhuntercombo.com.au ============= ======= ===== John Hunter, Melbourne Australia, August 14, 2016. ___________________________________________
* My first camera was a second hand Minolta XG-1 film camera with 33mm, 50mm and 100-200mm zoom Zeiss lenses. I chose 400 ASA Fuji film. * Digital photography began for me with a Kodak DC3200 with a beautiful lens. I still use it as a back up. * My camera now is a Fuji Finepix S5600 digital. * AND I have included some images in my collection taken with my mobile phone camera thanks to the improved quality of these devices.
Feb 26, 2008