Talking Picture no. 39: Florence Alma Snoad by Daniel Meadows

Talking Picture no. 39: Florence Alma Snoad by Daniel Meadows 

This week’s movie from Daniel Meadows is the 39th of 40. That means next week is the last…Then I suggest a day watching the lot and a trip to the Library of Birmingham to see the work it relates to, and all that surrounds it.

As Daniel posted on Facebook, “If there is one person’s story that sums up the meaning of my bus adventure, this is it. Florence Alma Snoad is number 39 of the 40 movies I made to celebrate the acquisition of my archive by the Library of Birmingham. We are nearing the end.”

High Street Stories no. 1: Mahendar — Daniel Meadows

High Street Stories no. 1: Mahendar by Daniel Meadows

The 32nd of 40 movies Daniel is releasing to celebrate 40 years since his Free Photographic Omnibus and his archive at the Library of Birmingham, reference: MS 2765.

This is a more recent movie, part of a Multistory project, High Street Stories produced by Emma Chetcuti.

Talking Picture no. 34: Looking After Number One — Daniel Meadows

A great, topical story this week from Daniel Meadows. 

Talking Picture no. 34: Looking After Number One by Daniel Meadows

From the Daniel Meadows archive in the Library of Birmingham, ref. MS 2765

Talking Picture no. 28: Virginia Murgatroyd — Daniel Meadows

Talking Picture no. 28: Virginia Murgatroyd by Daniel Meadows

From the Daniel Meadows archive in the Library of Birmingham, ref. MS 2765

More posts soon…

On May 31st I’ll be at the Bluecoat in Liverpool taking part in a photobook fair as part of the Look festival.

Talking Picture no. 27: Peter Tatham by Daniel Meadows

A vertigo inducing movie from Daniel Meadows in Rochdale this week, and the book I will publish this Thursday matches it. Steeplejack 1976.

Talking Picture no. 27: Peter Tatham by Daniel Meadows

This is the new place for Café Royal Notes, so please follow from this address from now.

Talking Picture no. 25: Charlie Sutton — Daniel Meadows

This Thursday I will be releasing the fourth book in the series of eight stories by Daniel Meadows Weldone Boiler Fluers 1976-1977. These eight are from the larger series of 40 that Daniel is releasing weekly until summer, to mark the 40th anniversary of the Free Photographic Omnibus; each a small part of his archive, held at the Library of Birmingham.
Charlie Sutton.

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Talking Picture no. 18: The Broxton Brothers — Daniel Meadows

The main pigeon man, resting in a wall.
Talking Picture no. 18: The Broxton Brothers

Robert and James Broxton, Easington Colliery, Co. Durham.  September 1974.

The Daniel Meadows Archive is at the Library of Birmingham, catalogue no: MS 2765.

Peter Dench — Trawlermen

In 1998, Photojournalist Peter Dench spent five days onboard The Allegiance, a 60 foot UK Scarborough-based trawler, fishing the North Sea, with a crew of five.  The future has since become extremely bleak for the English Trawlermen; huge areas of the North Sea have been declared ‘off limits’ and fishing quotas have been slashed in an attempt to rescue dwindling North Sea stocks from the point of extinction. These measures have jeopardised the jobs of those in the industry and put dependent towns, like Scarborough, on the brink of ruin. Dench returned to The Allegiance in 2005 to be reunited with the crew and to find out how the decline of the North Sea fishing industry has affected their lives.
“Being a Trawlermen is  tough; you spend weeks at sea and the income is unpredictable. Sleep is sporadic and the small bunks lie under the water line jammed next to the engine room. A metal box alone on the sea can deliver a feeling of vulnerability; in terms of fatalities, it’s the most dangerous job in the Britain.” Peter Dench

“Going to sea is like going to prison, with a chance at drowning besides” Samuel Johnson

Trawlermen was published today by Café Royal Books.

Please support Peter’s Kickstarter campaign which will allow him to publish a recent project, The British Abroad.

Talking Picture no. 23: Stanley Replies — Daniel Meadows

This week’s release from Daniel Meadows and Stanley Graham is proof of the value of engagement and collaboration. Stanley’s home made movie. Excellent.
If you’re new to Daniel’s work, please look at his Photobus website, and in particular, the digital storytelling section.

The Daniel Meadows Archive is at the Library of Birmingham, catalogue no: MS 2765.

Talking Picture no. 23: Stanley Replies — Daniel Meadows
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