By Paul Wright
In the 1970s Robin Weaver worked as a reporter for a local newspaper in South Wales. Aside from his day job taking shots of rugby matches, mayoral visits and flower shows he had a passion for photographing and documenting the lives of the everyday Welsh people in and around the towns and valleys where he worked.
The evocative images in our gallery below highlight a selection of Robins photography that capture a different era in Welsh culture, images frozen in time way before the hyper-connected age we live in now.
Robin: “I believe that old photographs develop a special character. It’s a unique sheen imbued by the passage of time. Looking through these photographs today, four decades later, I find myself not only in a different time, but also in a different country.”
Robin’s Book – South Wales in the 1970s now available from Cafe Royal Books here . https://www.caferoyalbooks.com/shop/robin-weaver-south-wales-in-the-1970s
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