My wife and I have just returned from a week in the Lake District. The last time we went I had no real interest in photography. This time I took a box with about 6 cameras in it!
While there, we visited the Abbot Hall gallery in Kendal, where they had an exhibition entitled ‘Painting Pop’, which featured the art of the early 60s. It was very interesting – I particularly enjoyed David Hockney’s ‘The Rake’s Progress’.
I had my 1959 Voightlander round my neck while we were walking round the gallery, but I put it away as I wasn’t intending to take any photographs. At this point, a lovely gallery attendant approached me, said how much she liked my camera, and said that I should go to the end of the exhibition where there was a mock up of a 1962 living room.
Needless to say, we made full use of the opportunity, and it was nice to be able to use an era-specific camera! I think my wife particularly enjoyed wearing the Jackie O sunglasses. I’m also being annoying by taking a picture of myself in every mirror I see at the moment, but seeing a drinks cabinet filled with Babycham glasses with a mirror at the back seemed too good an opportunity to miss…