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MINI EXHIBITION ' A ONE MAN TWO PICTURE SHOW' AT CLICK CLOCK ( Croydon Clocktower Cafe ) until March 2nd. 2013 !
STOP PRESS - EXHIBITION EXTENDED UNTIL FRIDAY MARCH 8th.

I hope you enjoy the slideshow selection on this home page - the images are from what I call 'recent archives', shot on film and my early digital cameras and I wish I could say that I've got better over the years.

Like so many others, my early photography was inspired by my late father's bulging suitcase of holiday snaps - and a collection of broken folding cameras with names like 'Penguin'.
My first camera was a plastic one from Woolworths - not a million miles away from the lo-fi eastern imports that are so trendy today.
In the 1960's I worked in a Fulham backstreet photography-studio-come-sewing-machine-retailers and learned how not to do things.
Many years later I was fortunate to work for Private Eye Magazine and it was then that I bought my first SLR.
After a short period as a pro photographer in the late seventies I took few photographs until 1997, when a visit to Romania with a Welsh charity ( and a borrowed camera ) recharged my batteries.
In 1998-2000 I studied multimedia at South Thames College.

I have a group, 'Members' Room', on Flickr and also a local group ' Croydon Photoblitz '. Both meet from time to time for an afternoon out - photography, natter and beer.


A new feature of my site is the FLICKR STREAM, where you can view my newest efforts as they appear.
I'm rarely out without a camera, so expect a wide variety of subjects !

(Feb 2013 ) These pages are long due for an overhaul, so do visit again in a month or so.....new galleries, new pics.




ALL IMAGES © ERIC HANDS AND MUST NOT BE REPRODUCED IN ANY MEDIA WITHOUT CONSENT.