Sunday, 22 March 2015
It's Photo Action Cards!
You might think this is an extract from a set of 35 photographic action cards published in 1977 to be used in schools, but you'd be wrong. This is actually a time capsule - each subject perfectly frozen in time during a boring Easter holiday, doing whatever it is they were doing at the time. Be it eating an apple with a look of nausea, pushing the family's broken-down estate (note the rust speckling on the lower sill of an already new-ish car), skipping in the world's bleakest driveway or just bullying a big-eared boy in the garden, all of these young people are being absolutely natural and normal in their seventies way. I hope it brings back memories, creates false ones and even moulds psychical forces that will help free the subjects from their metaphysical amber.