Street Performer

Taken at the Wymondham Dickensian Steampunk Fayre in November 2013.  This is the lead singer of Thy Last Drop who performed in the Market Square. The background was toned down with a little desaturation to minimise the distraction caused by the lady in the backround who was wearing a red raincoat.

One Last Puff

Taken at the Wymondham Dickensian Steampunk Fayre in November 2013. I saw this gentleman, who was actually one of the stall holders, and asked if I could take his picture as he smoked his cigarette. He willingly obliged. I converted in to B&W and added some treatment to emphasise the facial features.

Remembering Fallen Comrades

I liked the expression on the face of this old soldier. The backdrop is the American War Cemetry at Madingley.

The Lady in the Bombe Room

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).

Tickled Pink

It was the pink hair and clown-like face paint that caught my eye. Then there was the surprised stare as he posed for the camera.


Another 1940s day on the North Norfolk Railway (Poppy Line). This lady seemed to be a regular at such events and styles herself as a kind of Marilyn Monroe look-alike (the era is actually wrong for MM but we can forgive this). This was taken outside the ticket office but the lighting was very poor and created shadows on her face. A fair bit of work was needed in Photoshop to correct the lighting defects.

Society Girl (Laëtitia)

With Laëtitia, I wanted a 1920s look. She had the clothes and we found the props. A little work was needed in Photoshop to give the muted colours of a hand-tinted print.

The Veteran

This was a 1940s recreation event at Rushden in the Transport Museum. Since it was close to Remembrance Day, they were holding a service on the Sunday and a number of verterans turned out. This gentleman kindly posed for me by the steps that lead down from the railway platform to the street. He wore his badges, cap and medal with pride, and rightly so.

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