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Christmas Greetings From My Flickr Albums

Christmas Greetings From My Flickr Albums – There are solely 17 footage out of the roughly 30,000 on my Flickr account which have the tag ‘Christmas‘, and a few of these are solely as a result of I’ve talked about the pageant in my description moderately than for something within the image. Though I’ve taken many footage of Santas on the streets of London, virtually all of those have been within the final 25 years, and to this point I’ve primarily put footage from earlier occasions onto Flickr – largely from 1970-1994 and primarily of London. Wishing you all a cheerful Christmas. However for those who get too fed up with the nonsense on TV and even with household and buddies there are many footage on-line to have a look at!

Former Cobblers, Hackney Highway, Cambridge Heath, Tower Hamlets, 1983 36u-62

I took this in 1983, wanting via the window of a cobblers store which had lately closed however nonetheless had posters with the message ‘It wouldn’t be Christmas with out Pirelli’. Santa Claus wasn’t completely the invention of Coca-Cola although his reputation and look owes a lot to their Christmas promoting from the Thirties. The article on the hyperlink to Wikipedia above has extra about Santa than you’ll ever need to know. This 12 months I produced a brief run of poorly printed variations of this image as Christmas playing cards for chosen private buddies, primarily photographers. This image is in my album London 1983 and in addition seems in Tower Hamlets – Black and White.

Auto-Sparks Ltd, Electric Harness Manufacturers, Wincolmlee, Hull, 1982 33g21
Auto-Sparks Ltd, Electrical Harness Producers, Wincolmlee, Hull, 1982 33g21

In my Hull Black and White album you could find this image and the lengthy description under:

An unprepossessing twentieth century industrial constructing on or near Wincolmlee the place electrical harnesses – bundles of cables and connectors – for numerous makes of automobiles and different autos have been made. Apparently Auto-Sparks Ltd Hull dates again to {an electrical} enterprise based by Mr Henry Colomb on Beverley Rd within the Nineteen Twenties. Auto-Sparks Ltd was included in April 1942 and a historical past web page on the net website of its successor firm, Autosparks reproduces the unique firm emblem from 1954 when it was registered as a commerce mark.

After the unique proprietor and supervisor retired within the Nineteen Eighties Auto-Sparks acquired into difficulties and collapsed in 1991. It was purchased and moved to Sandiacre Nottingham by R D Elements who have been specialists in basic motorcycle and automobile harnesses they usually took over the title as Autosparks, and in 2005 turned Autosparks Ltd.

This image was taken in December, and my consideration was drawn to the constructing by the Christmas decorations drawn on its first-floor home windows. And by questioning no matter an electrical harness was.

Hull Black and White

The SI unit of electrical cost is after all the Coulomb, named after Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, so this electical enterprise based by Mr Henry Colomb would look like a outstanding instance of nominative determinism.

Father Christmas, High Rd, Willesden, Brent, 1990, 90-12c-55
Father Christmas, Excessive Rd, Willesden, Brent, 1990, 90-12c-55

In 1990 in Brent I took two Christmas footage in 1990, one in black and white within the album 1990 London Pictures of a Santa holding quite a few figures and with a Harrods tag ‘£22’ standing on a field containing a caravan TV aerial equipment.

Café, Christmas, Harlesden, Brent, 1990, 90c12-01b-41
Café, Christmas, Harlesden, Brent, 1990, 90c12-01b-41

The second image from 1990 Brent was a café window in color with Christmas decorations and an advert posted in it for studios to let in Station Highway. Additionally within the window is a poster for Sickle Cell Consciousness Day, fifteenth December 1990, to the left of which you’ll see a part of me mirrored as I made the picture, together with reflections of a parked van and the outlets and flats on the other facet of the street. That is one in every of many footage in my album 1990 London Color.

Christmas, Car Sales, High St, Norwood, Croydon, 1991, 91-1b-22
Christmas, Automobile Gross sales, Excessive St, Norwood, Croydon, 1991, 91-1b-22

From a South London used automobile showroom within the album 1991 London Pictures is a 1987 automobile with its options and value described in notices on the windscreen full with Christmas decorations. Normally when photographing interiors via home windows I attempted to work near the glass and eradicate reflections as far as attainable, however right here I intentionally moved the black glove I used to be sporting to incorporate the church throughout the street.

Christmas Lights, West End, Westminster, London, 1986, 86c123-32
Christmas Lights, West Finish, Westminster, London, 1986, 86c123-32

In 1986 I took a couple of color pictures at evening round Piccadilly Circus simply earlier than Christmas that are in each 1986 Color – London & the Thames and in Westminster – Color 1985-92.

Photos at evening are a lot simpler now with digital cameras as you possibly can work with a lot shorter exposures – this was in all probability taken on ISO400 movie, whereas now at evening I typically work and get higher outcomes at 4 stops quicker – the ISO6400 setting on my digicam. Additionally having the ability to see what you will have taken instantly makes it a lot simpler than having to attend till the movie was processed and printed.

Eros, Christmas, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster, 1986, 86c123-43
Eros, Christmas, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster, 1986, 86c123-43

In the identical albums and brought inside a minute or two of the earlier image was this image of Eros and the promoting show. The clock tells us that I made this at 16.06, round quarter-hour after sundown. After all Eros isn’t actually Eros, however Anteros, designed by Sir Alfred Gilbert to commemorate the philanthropic work of Lord Shaftesbury and known as by him ‘The God of Selfless Love‘ – “versus Eros or Cupid, the frivolous tyrant.”

However Piccadilly is a spot at Christmas the place some like to come back and rejoice drunkenly and Anteros wants boarding up for defense and as an alternative of seeing the fountain we see the hoardings with classic Christmas photos and greetings from The London Customary which featured Eros on its masthead.

Christmas, Shop window, Shepherds Bush, Hammersmith & Fulham, 1988, 88c1-01-61
Christmas, Store window, Shepherds Bush, Hammersmith & Fulham, 1988, 88c1-01-61

Lastly in 1988 in Shepherds Bush and now the primary picture in my album 1988 London Color. This store was a pet store and the window is stuffed with Christmas Stockings for cats and canine and packing containers of ‘Good Boy’ treats. Even the scratching submit has some inexperienced ribbon hooked up. Together with some moderately horrible synthetic tree-like objects full with blue and silver hanging balls. It appeared a very bleak picture of the capitalist commercialisation of a non secular pageant.

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