Tina Rowe

Swimmer at Lido

Found negative, at least 60 years old. A youth or young man at the edge of a swimming pool looking directly at camera. He is not in sharp focus. Behind him are men and women who are very sharp. Some are in the waer, some sitting on the edge of the pool. The image is printed on an ancient oyster shell that was mudlarked from the Thames foreshore near London Bridge. The shell has seen some damage and layers have flaked off over time. This leads to an differentiation in the way the emulsion sticks to the shell giving different surfaces and textures.


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