British Culture Archive got in contact with the Derbyshire based photographer Robin Weaver recently in regards to his brilliant set of images taken during the 1970s.
Back in the the seventies Robin was working as a young reporter for a local newspaper in South Wales, and aside from taking the usual press shots of rugby matches, mayors visits and the occasional flower show, in his spare time he enjoyed taking photographs and documenting the lives of the everyday Welsh people in and around the valleys and towns where he was working.
The evocative images below are just a selection of Robins photography that capture a different era in Welsh culture, images frozen in time way before the fast paced digital age that we live in now.
Robin says “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.”
All images © Robin Weaver http://www.twitter.com/RWeaverPhotos
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