As the Free Photographic Omnibus was reported at the time: Daily Mirror, Friday, 2 August, 1974.


The Free Photographic Omnibus
A selection from the 958 portraits I made in 22 different towns and cities across England between September 1973 and November 1974As shown in 2007 at Tate Britain for the exhibition How We Are, Photographing Britain: from the 1840s to the present.

The Bus

r/t: 5 min, 13 sec.


The story of my journey around Britain in the Free Photographic Omnibus 1973-1974. 14 months, 10,000 miles, 355 rolls of film. And what it all meant 25 years later.

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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.