This is Photobus by Daniel Meadows, homepage of the Free Photographic Omnibus and Digital Stories. Photobus is a journey in photo documentary. It began in the 1970s with still photographs and continues into the present, a time when pictures have discovered the talkies.

ONCE UPON A TIME...

 


...I lived in a double-decker bus, reg. JRR 404, better known as the Free Photographic Omnibus. She was my home, my travelling darkroom and gallery.

For fourteen months in 1973 and '74, we travelled about making a national portrait of the English. We covered 10,000 miles shooting pictures and giving them away. In January 1975 we parted company. But that wasn't the end of the journey...

...I'm still working.

Interview with Daniel Meadows from Multistory.

 

NEWS

Jul 4, 2016

Daniel Meadows at Miniclick talks, 30 June 2016, The Bargehouse, Oxo Gallery, London.

Jun 21, 2016

A new radio documentary The Free Photographic Omnibus, made by award winning British producer Olivia Humphreys and first broadcast 17 June 2016,
is available for free download.

May 13, 2016

Neville, a new film by Multistory, celebrates the reunion between photographer Daniel Meadows and Neville Davies whom he photographed over forty years ago.

Apr 27, 2016

Liz Johnston Drew of Birkbeck College finds a 'lyrical turn' in English documentary photography. 

Feb 24, 2016

Reactions to The Story 2016 (19 February) in a 'storify' of tweets and photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyfoto
r/t: 2 min, 23 sec.

In the UK when we ask: "Where are you from?" we want to know a lot more than just your place of birth.

This story is about the England I come from.

<< Greil Marcus >>
Inspirations: 6 of 10

Rock 'n' roll writings. Here's one from American Folk in Granta 76. 2001. "But no one is just like anybody else. No one, in fact is even who he or she was ever supposed to be. No one was supposed to step out from their fellows and stand alone to say their piece, to thrill those who stand and listen with the notion that they, too might have a voice, to shame those who stand and listen because they lack the courage to do more than that."

Book. 1997. Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes. Marcus studies popular music recordings and lifts the lid on a nation's dustbin of history.