Sunday, 22 March 2015

between channels on tumblr

Hello. Amidst the whoop and pulse of oscillators and the clack of teleprinters I neglected to mention that between channels now has a tumblr presence as well, a growing repository for things even flimsier and of less consequence than the blog entries occasionally found here.

 There we are. Be seeing you!

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.