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10. The Tower, Tradition, Canon-Couples-Children & Tower Bridge

Hans Richard self-portrait, with mechanical timer.  Print marked ‘R’ for Rolleiflex.  He has cropped the square negative.  Note straps of his Exakta camera case, held behind his back. Izis Bildermanas  (usually known as ‘Izis’) was from Lithuania and lived in Paris from 1930.  He joined Paris Match in 1950, and was with them for twenty […]

11. The East End, Kensington Gardens, Mothers & Babies.

  By holiday Hans Richard means a day of  not working, although Saturday morning work would be usual.  August Bank Holiday had been and gone by the time he arrived in London for his English Language course. It may be an oblique or ironic reference to the Docker’s strike (see further down).   He is perhaps […]

15. The Town & ‘Insular Differences’

“The Town.” “Fassenden.”   Facades.   Hampden Cresent, Westbourne Park, London W.2 no longer exists.  It was demolished and bulldozed to make way for the construction of the Westway dual carriage way (the A40), which began in 1964.  Hampden Crescent was a cul-de-sac, and Izis has taken his photo at that end, looking back down […]