SIGNS: Old Sign Writing preserved in photographs. GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHY
ALBUMS BEST VIEWED ON DESK COMPUTER OR LAPTOP. Launched today the complete 18-10-2018 edition of SIGNS containing just under 2,500 images of old sign writing. Each image show location and date of capture. Thanks to Neil Coker for his constant eye and many tip offs of signs to photograph and display. SIGNS shows of the artistry and daring of yesteryear's sign writers who worked alone at precarious heights in a time before safety was enshrined in legislation. All images are free to download. Note that copyright may still be held by the companies whose goods are advertised in these signs. PRESERVING HISTORY IN PICTURES 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 a sign to add to the collection please email me or snap it with your smart phone and email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will credit you when I upload it. ========== ========== ===== MY MUSIC - As John Hunter aka JOHN HUNTER COMBO, I write and perform original songs with harmonica and guitar. in blues, county, folk and humorous forms. You can hear my songs at : https://milliondollarriff.com/artist/615 Newer recordings can be heard and downloaded if desired at: https://johnhuntercombo.bandcamp.com/ ========================
* 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