Flag, Charleston, USA

Charleston, SC 2000

I have the feeling, this could become one of those “When I was young…” posts! I took this picture almost 20 years ago, when I used to live in the US.

In the Summer, on a Friday afternoon, I would race home from work, to find a friend already waiting outside, engine running ready to drive to Charleston- or sometimes Wilmington for the weekend. And off we would go… a long drive, I think quite often we would pause in Augusta for coffee and doughnuts. A really long drive, with nothing but the radio (we all had rubbish cars back then), but it was what we did.

Technical Details. I took with with a very worn Olympus OM2n and a 50mm f1.8 lens on Kodachrome 64. I really like the colours in this picture and the contrast between the red and white with the blue sky (didn’t Paul Simon sing about Kodachrome blue skies?).

Through the Wall, Vietnam

Trader, Hoi An, Vietnam 2011

What were the chances? I was on a school trip and the hotel we checked into was – opposite a school!

I think it is a very south-east Asia picture, where street traders are more commonplace than the In the UK.

Would a tighter picture with just the trader and the child leaning through the wall have been better? It would have been stronger, but I like the context.