Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Those teaching years in Bournemouth

Books are being written about those Bournemouth Art College years. And the School of Photography, (now referred to almost reverently as the 'Zen School of Photography', which makes me laugh) has built up, seemingly by the sheer weight of collective nostalgia, a whole mythology unto itself.
The reality? Always a bit of a laugh it was. And this I'm going to write about too. Mainly to get it clear in my own head as to how it all started, how it developed and how it was eventually destroyed over a period of fifteen years. Not a chronology, but rather a collection of memories.