Saturday, May 9, 2015

After the Election

This week has mostly been taken up with the shock to the system that is returning to work after ten days of relative indolence (those wine bottles don't put themselves on the shelf) and an unexpectedly emotional general election.

Meanwhile my Facebook feed has been awash with links to the photographer Tom Kidd's Shetland pictures. Taken in the late '70's early '80's they show the islands at a point of profound change. It's very much the Shetland I remember from early childhood so my view is somewhat nostalgic. The knitwear is fabulous (it's the only thing that makes me wish these pictures were in colour) but the great thing is seeing a record of a community poised between a very traditional past and a brave new world of oil based prosperity.

They are worth a look and can be found here

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