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Simon Robinson's Blog – February 2012 Archive (2)

Spotlight Photos GB

I'm wondering if anyone might be able to throw a bit more (spot) light onto this company? Taking 'walking pictures' across the UK between around 1932 until 1937 I would love to know more about how the business operated, or whether it was an early franchise system. All the Spotlight walking photos I have seen have three consecutive frames so were clearly taken using an adapted cine camera. I'll add a sample here but you can read more on my site at…


Added by Simon Robinson on February 14, 2012 at 19:39 — 3 Comments

William Foster Brigham

Following the small display of Walking Pictures I put on at Sewerby Hall in 2011, they are preparing an exhibition on William Foster Brigham for 2012. He was the owner of Snaps in Bridlington who were the busiest Walking Picture business in the town. However he also ran a more upmarket studio and was highly regarded as a portrait photographer. I assume the exhibition will concentrate on this aspect of his work.

Added by Simon Robinson on February 10, 2012 at 19:25 — 8 Comments

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