50 years of transport images
The Trevor Whelan Collection
I took my first photographs as a schoolboy in the late 1960s, using an old and
very basic Halina camera. A growing interest in transport soon dictated that this would form most of my subject matter,
with a particularly strong emphasis on railways.
In the early 1970s, the simple roll film camera and a later, but equally basic, Kodak Instamatic were superseded by 35mm
SLRs. From then on, output was a mixture of black and white (monochrome) and colour, the latter principally as
Moving on up
Medium format made a more sophisticated comeback in 1979, with a semi-professional SLR
system being utilised primarily for monochrome work. This continued to be supplemented by 35mm colour images. Since then,
further equipment changes have occurred, with professional digital equipment having replaced traditional film cameras.
The whole picture
My work now spans more than four decades and I am still actively adding to the collection. Originally, it was not my intention to actively market the images, since photography was essentially a creative and (usually) relaxing pastime. However, since August 2011 I have been taking on professional commissions of a transport nature, putting my extensive experience to good use.
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