London 1967: A Photo Essay

London 1967: A Photo Essay


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London 1967: A Photo Essay by Bob Bovin

It is easy to romanticize the good old days, with new music in the streets and the new fashion seen in Carnaby Street. That summer Ninni and I came to London. The mind was bright and confidence was there. This was not only a time of hustle and bustle. It was also a time of strong tensions between the countries of the world. England had not fully recovered after World War II. Europe had rose from the ashes. The music was playfully happy. The fashionable pastel colored skirts were over the knee short. On the streets there were musicians. That was before the vegetable market, Covent Garden became a tourist trap. There were still hard work of transshipment and transportation, and wholesale trade. Among all men, women were rarely seen here, there were even children who drove carts. We took the subway to Covent Garden several days and we thought it was fun to see the process of loading and unloading of horticultural products and flowers. It was toast and bacon for breakfast with fried sausages and eggs. Everything was served by tuxedo dressed men. The hotel was not a luxury one, but a pretty little house sandwiched among three-story houses. I had to change the shirt every day because the collar was black by smoke in the air. Our strolling around in this city for many weeks, with our cameras, Minolta SR7 and Leica M2, led to quite a number of interesting photographs in black and white or color. We have selected out some photos from this London, and it's not the shiny glossy bank palaces we see today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789197800594
Publisher: Bovin Design Handelsbolag
Publication date: 02/04/2016
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Bob has been photographing since the middle of last century. He started with an
Agfa Isolette and was a 15-year-old freelance photographer at the local newspapers Corren and Östgöten. He got a picture explained best football image of the magazine Match 1958. His work as a freelance photographer aroused interest in documentary photography, which has followed Bob through life.
He and Ninni have photographed people, environments and nature on all seven continents. Today, Bob is professor emeritus at the University of Lund and is shooting photographs full time. Nowadays he publishes books, both on paper and e-books, check by Google. Bob has had solo photo exhibitions at the Östergötland
County Museum and Scandinavian Photo. The most current project is to photograph polar bear and emperor penguins life on the edge of the ice, in order to highlight their role as indicators of environmental change.
Bob and Ninni have lived and worked in the Sweden, United States, France, Japan and Denmark.

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