Farm Gate, Orange Free State, South Africa, 1977

Farm Gate, Orange Free State, South Africa, 1977
Scanned from Kodachrome transparency, Olympus OM1, Zuiko 28mm f3.5

Being somewhat devoid of inspiration at the moment I have been exploring some old photographs. What strikes me is the link between photography and memory. Looking at these shots brings back memories not just of the pictures being taken, but of journeys, companions and times in one’s life. I took this photo while on a road trip from East London in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, to Johannesburg in (what is today called) Gauteng (then Transvaal), in 1977. Kodachrome is, of course, now defunct, like an analogue dinosaur in the digital age.

© 2011. Image copyright Grahame Hall and may not be used without the written permission of the copyright owner. Please respect the rights of others.

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