Talking Picture no. 7: The Bus – Daniel Meadows

The seventh in a series of forty movies by Daniel Meadows. For just over a year, from late 1973, Meadows lived in a double decker bus he had bought for £360, soon after leaving Manchester Polytechnic. The Free Photographic Omnibus was his studio, gallery and home. He travelled 10000 miles offering free portraits to those who came, then gave prints to those who returned.
Here Daniel re-introduces, quite modestly, his ambitious project. The Daniel Meadows archive is held at the Library of Birmingham.

Talking Picture no. 7: The Bus” is the seventh release in a series of forty, weekly releases.

Talking Picture no. 7: The Bus - Daniel Meadows

Further reading:
Meadows, D. 2001. The Bus: The Free Photographic Omnibus, 1973-2001. London: Harvill.
Meadows, D. 1975. Living Like This: Around Britain in the Seventies. London: Arrow.
Williams, V. 2011.Daniel Meadows: Edited Photographs from the 70s and 80sBrighton: Photoworks.
Meadows, D. 1988. Nattering in Paradise. Suburbia in the 1980’s.London: Harper Collins.

Author: craigatkinsonstudio

UK based photographer, publisher (Café Royal Books), lecturer (UCLan), visiting lecturer (lots), and dad (x2). Generally concerned with street photography and places, usually Brutalist. Founded Café Royal Books in 2005. Publishes weekly titles focusing broadly on aspects of change, usually social documentary, in the UK, and between 1970 — 2000. Work collected by MoMA, Tate, V&A and many other international public, private and educational libraries, galleries and museums.

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