I did not take this photo – my dad did – it is a shot of my grandfather. It was taken sometime in the 1960s with a 35mm camera probably on Ilford film and of course in monochrome with an amber filter (hence the cloud detail).

The shot has a David Bailey look to it in terms of the way the subject looks into the camera. The rules of threes and thirds are also used. But probably it is not all these things that make the shot look good to me—it is that my dad took it—and my grandfather is in it.

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