262,000 DWT Tanker Tyne Pride, Leslie Street, Wallsend, 1975
I took this photo in 1975, developed the film, put the negative away and forgot about it. I re-discovered it in 2008.
It is the best shot that there is of a tanker towering above the streets of Wallsend.
This shot was taken at the same time as that above, I like it because it puts the emphasis on the street rather than the ship.
A well-known pop singer was brought up in the next street along.
Large prints of these photographs may be purchased
1. 38cm x 30cm 2. 49cm x 40cm 3. 65cm x 49cm 4. Sizes up to approx. 90cm x 100+cm
Can be printed by special arrangement.
These prints are made from high resolution images normally 7 to 100 megapixels.
They are printed on a commercial printer to professional quality, not standard auto-prints. They are not printed in a photographic dark-room.
The sizes are nominal, one side, will be varied to suit the format and composition of the photograph.
The prints are not mounted. They are supplied in a cardboard tube. Postage is extra, approximately £3.50 per order for UK,
more for overseas postage.
To discuss your requirements email me
I shall be out of UK, from 9th Jan to mid-April 2014 therefore supplying prints is a little more complicated during that period. I will still be able to send image files to my printer in UK and have prints posted out directly to you, as usual, but I can only accept orders by email and payment by PayPal. There could be an an extra few days delay because I might not be able to access my every email.
Identity theft, impersonation and abuse
Over the past few months I have been subject to identity theft, impersonation on internet, threatening and offensive, abusive emails. The guy doing this has set up webpages supposedly set up by me, that offer my photographs to anyone who wants them, and/or have been abusive. He uses email address that incorporate my name.
This person is Chris Robinson, a 68 year guy who regards himself as an artist, who hangs around Newcastle and Chiang Mai, Thailand. I have never met this guy and had no involvement with him until he took a personal dislike to me several months ago.
Here are the full details of the problem. Another person has had similar harassment from this guy, you can check his blog, and learn more about his harassment.
1st Sept. 2013.
Robinson has just emailed me from Thailand telling me that he has set up another website using my photos, (and another using tunes from my tunebook webpage). He is using the email address, email@example.com. If you receive a weird email, it is not from me.
The police are involved, so if you receive anything that is offensive or libellous please forward it to me.
Tanker World Unicorn, GRT 131,067, Leslie Street, Wallsend, 1973.
World Unicorn, 1973
The End of an Era 250,000 DWT Tanker Everett F. Wells, 1976
This was the last super-tanker built on the Tyne.
The shop is boarded up, no kids play in the street, there are no parked cars.
Shortly afterwards the houses were demolished.
Tanker Everett F. Wells before launch, Swan Hunter Shipbuilding, c.1976