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

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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: 2 of 10

Two astonishing Digital Stories. Late 1990s.

Home Movies (aka The Turn Film) celebrates Atchley's grandfather's annual ritual of marching his four sons out of the house, walking them up the garden path and then telling them to do a 360 degree turn for the camera. By editing several of these "turn" clips together Atchley gives us a beautiful yet funny sequence of a family growing up, something he reflects upon in voice-over. Time is telescoped.

Redheads is narrated, both to camera and in voice-over, by Atchley's mother Martha who tells of her childhood growing up on a farm in western New York State.

I paid my first visit to Atchley's Next Exit site in the spring of 2000 and we immediately began an email exchange. He invited me to attend a Centre for Digital Storytelling workshop in Berkeley, California, later that year... which I did.