Brisca f1 Stockcars Photography.
My 35mm film archive created during 1969 - 1976 has been scanned, digitized and passed through Photoshop and other image editors to bring age worn, chemically deteriorated images into a far better condition. The aim was to keep the images as near as possible to how they were when the film was developed and printed - in some cases deterioration has taken its toll while in others... they are actually better presented than the originals. Colour negative suffers more due to have multiple colour layers on the film base. Poor commercial developing and fixing has left many images unusable and to be honest, 40 plus years in poor storage in a number of lofts and garages has not helped either.
In the 70s photography was still a mystery to most and they were content to use a couple of films a year for holiday "snaps"and family events.
They relied on Boots or the likes of Gratispool ( mail order D&P ) to develop and print their postcard sized prints.
No such thing as archival quality acid free paper and really no need to spend more time on the process than needed. After all we all looked at the postcards twice, showed them to granny and the next door neighbour and than put them in the bottom drawer with the batch from previous years. So years later when dragged out the prints and negatives are likely to have yellowing stains and even though unseen for years... they will have faded.
Photography, like BrISCA F1 has moved with the times and "Digital Age" has produced computer technology that allows old and faded film or pr prints to be rescued and brought back to - almost - as good as the day they were originally made, admittedly some negligence or lack of knowledge around 40 + years ago has left some things that can never be made 100%. However, out of over 15,000 images I have selected 5000 or so of the the first to be completed and these are now being used to create eBooks which can be viewed on iPads and other devices which can deal with the ePub format.
I decided that there may be followers and memorabilia collectors around who may be looking for photo's from the past - or Golden Years of BriSCA F1. The images have been offered before on licence, however the website at that time seemed daunting with complicated eCart payment options for a myriad of options of sizes frames, wall posters Mugs etc.
I decided it was too much! In offering the images for sale as prints - I have gone back to my days on the tracks and I was probably the first "Car Boot" seller! Maybe the older generation will recall my car on the track, boot up and a little wooden display stand! The prints then were all 8" x 6" Gloss with a white border, created by the frame which held the paper flat during exposure in the darkroom . There is a single payment option and its so easy.
Have a look are around here and then used the "eBooks website" link in the menu if its of interest.
Available from Apple iBooksStore:
BriSCA F1 "Stox PhoroRama - get it here to view iPads Only.
BriSCA F1 Photo Gallery "F1 Scrapbook No 2 get it here: