Man facing camera Portugal People....This people project was photographed in Portugal over a number of days during visits in 1988 and 1989, on the Algarve coast in the quiet village of Alvor and the town of Monte Gordo.( both have developed into busy holiday destinations now)...
Carrot ..back in the days of film..
It was shot in B+W using a Bronica ETRS Camera ( 6x4.5 cm negative) with a standard 75mm prime lens.



Lady Lady Sleeping Sleeping Men at bar Men at bar Lady on wall Lady on wall Lady sitting evening time Lady sitting evening time Lady Lady Lady and another window Lady and another window Wall of Washing I wanted to capture the amiable and reflective nature of the local people I encountered and the quietness and stillness and tradition that pervaded the evening time.
Sweeping up Sweeping up Icecream The roll films were developed in either Kodak D76 or Agfa Rodinal ( I think it was Rodinal as I’m sure I’d stopped using D76 by then) and then contact sheets made on Ilford Multigrade paper and ‘proper’ prints enlarged onto Agfa Record Rapid. Man on street But off course that was then so now these negs have been scanned into the computer and graded,spotted and tweaked in Photoshop. Woman in window Shot in the deepening mellow evening light of the Iberian peninsular at the end of the day. Man and cards Tucked away from holiday makers I shot a knowledgeable, mature and worldly people with long established habits set against an enduring backdrop of Moorish influenced architecture. Retired fisherman Retired fisherman sitting outside house Man on chair Man on chair Store Store Evening stroll Evening stroll Old lady Evening stroll Mother and son posing Mother and son posing Garage owner Garage owner 3 men relaxing 3 men relaxing Fisherman sorting lines Fisherman sorting lines. Mother and son posing Mother and son posing