This was taken on the North Norfolk Railway line at Weybourne. The girls were on the train and then alighted at Weybourne and crossed the line via the bridge. I asked if I could take their photo. I wanted the bridge and the lamp in the background with a moody sky and a little desaturation to add a slightly dated feel to the image.
I wanted to call this ‘Fast Freddie – the Bookies Favourite’. I don’t know why – he just seems the sort of chap to enjoy a quiet cig, a pint, and a little something on the horses. Rushden Transport Museum 1940s Weekend.
Cleorenia was at a 1940s Weekend at the Rushden Transport Museum. I asked if I might photograph her. I wanted the pink hat and lipstick against a soft pink background.
I liked the expression on the face of this old soldier. The backdrop is the American War Cemetry at Madingley.
This character was part of a travelling circus that visited Calais for the centenary celebration of Blériot crossing the channel in 1909. He adopted various poses for me and I chose a circus caravan as a backdrop.
This was taken at a mediaeval recreation event at Ely in 2005. Edwin was the father of one of the combatants and sat in one of the tents in the encampment. I chatted to Edwin for a while taking a few photographs as I went. This one worked particularly well.
Louise treats her face and hair like a blank canvas and creates new looks on a regular basis. I wanted to combine the bright vibrant colours of her face against the glum blandness of a brick underpass. Facing out of the picture also adds a degree of contention.
Bletchley Park, 2009. This lady was dressed in elegant 1940s dress (actually, she was one of the guides) but she willingly posed for me in the Bombe Room (the Bombe machine is behind her).
John is one of the volunteers who helps to restore and maintain the exhibits at the Cambridge Museum of Technology.