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January 3rd, 2014
08:29 pm
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Ian as a young man, at work. He was a clicker, which is the person who cuts out the leather for shoe-uppers. You can see the rolled hides on the shelves in the background, and he always had a ready supply of leather scraps for us kids' craft projects. His workshop where he'd sometimes bring work home smelt fantastic.
I would guess that this photo was taken around about 1960-65, judging from his apparent age here. I don't know why this photo was taken, but I think the photographer knew what he was doing. The scan doesn't really do it justice.

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Date:January 3rd, 2014 08:11 am (UTC)


Yes, it's a nice natural light environmental portrait, and I agree that it was taken by someone who knew what they were doing. I suspect it wasn't especially staged, because someone staging that who knew what they were doing would probably have added a bounce card on camera left to add a bit of fill light. So my guess is that it was someone who knew him, and knew photography, that happened to turn up and want to take his photo. And if so, it came out really well.

Thanks for sharing,

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Date:January 3rd, 2014 07:59 pm (UTC)
Looks like a genuinely nice man.
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