Photographer Johnny Thornton recounts, "This was shot on my first holiday in the UK. Sue and I went to a quiet little village miles from anywhere called Padstow, not so quiet now. We stayed in a small pub and I had shot the harbour and the fishing boats, all the classic stuff. I saw a sign on the road for the car park saying 'Out' and liked the look of the yellow ochre wall. All I needed was something to give the shot photographic balance and along came an old man in a hat casting his shadow. Timing!"

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"In life you can see a wonderful sunny day full of sunshine or you can see the same on a dark gloomy day, it's totally up to you."

Johnny Thornton

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Photoshoot Details

Location : Padstow, Cornwall
Date        : 1973


Printed on Fuji Lustre


Small: 30 x 46 cm (12 x 18") | Edition: 300

Medium: 61 x 91 cm (24 x 36") | Edition: 200

Large: 102 x 152 cm (40 x 60") | Edition: 100

Framing Options

Soho Black Frame (recommended)

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