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, for people still want to look at those pictures we made, all that time ago.

Picture: Magali Delporte

As at the Burberry Here We Are exhibition — 25,000 visitors in London, September 2017 — and 17,000 visitors in Paris (above), January 2018.

 

NEWS

Apr 12, 2018

Daniel Meadows and Niall McDiarmid, walk-and-talk at the Martin Parr Foundation

Apr 3, 2018

Manchester show featuring Daniel Meadows’s The Shop On Greame Street (1972) opens 19 April.

Jan 31, 2018

New title from Café Royal Books, Daniel Meadows’s film stills from Tony Palmer’s Testimony, 1987.

Jan 1, 2018

Daniel Meadows and David Hurn walk-and-talk Hurn’s ‘Swaps’ exhibition at Museum Wales in Cardiff.

Oct 16, 2017

Moss Side pictures by Daniel Meadows from 1972 on BBC today, Online and TV.

Sep 28, 2017

Burberry Here We Are exhibition in London, just four more days to run. Daniel Meadows interview on Instagram.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

<< Pedro Meyer >>
Inspirations: 7 of 10

Digital Story. 1991. I Photograph to Remember. First published as an interactive CD-ROM, this intensely moving story about Meyer's parents in old age is now available for iPod download from his ZoneZero website. I first saw it at Impressions Gallery, York, in the summer of 1994. Aside from its length (35 minutes) it is, in every other respect, a "Digital Story", just like the Capture Wales stories we started making in 2001.