In the 1970s photographer Robin Weaver worked as a reporter for a local newspaper in South Wales. Aside from his day job taking the usual shots of rugby matches, mayoral visits and flower shows, Robin had a passion for documentary photograpy – capturing the everyday lives of people in and around the towns and valleys of South Wales.
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.”
The evocative images in our gallery below highlight a selection of Robin’s work that capture a different era in Welsh culture, faces and places that are no longer with us, images frozen in time before the hyper-connected world we live in now.