Read our letter of the week, from an Amateur Photographer reader, sharing their views and opinions about a photography related subject. Find out how to submit your own letter to share your views.
Letter of the Week
Letter of the Week – 23 July 2016
I’m writing about Terry O’Neill’s picture of the Rolling Stones titled ‘Soho, London, 17 January 1964’, which appeared in AP 11 June. I was amazed when I recognised the person in the background: the balding chap standing on the back of the lorry outside the Tesco warehouse. That picture took me back to when I joined Tesco as a 23-year-old lorry driver in 1967. The chap’s first name was Ron, but I can’t remember his surname.
This picture is very relevant to me because it was around this time that I first became interested in photography. I remember my first camera being a Halina that I managed to get caught in my car door after a shoot at a Tesco football match, thus rendering it useless; I then went on to buy many different cameras, mostly SLRs, over the years and have ended up with a collection of 33 Nikons including my current Df. Thank you so much for the memory jogger and the great magazine. Keep up the good work. – Alan Culley, Hertfordshire
I’m not sure what impresses me most, Alan: the fact that you recognise the man in the background of one of O’Neill’s Rolling Stones pictures, or that you have 33 Nikons. Fit your living room out with wood panelling and some glass cabinets and you could be Hertfordshire’s answer to Grays of Westminster! – Nigel Atherton, Editor
Submit your own letter
Share your views and opinions with fellow AP readers every week on the AP Inbox pages of the magazine.
If your letter is chosen as Letter of the Week* you’ll win a great shockproof, waterproof and dustproof 5-Proof Technology 32GB Samsung Orange SDHC Plus memory card offering up to 48MB/sec transfer speed.
EVO 32MB SD card (Romantic Orange), Class 10, Grade 1 transfer speed with up to 48 MB/s
The EVO model boasts ultra-highspeed performance and is the preferred memory card for your smartphones,tablets, full HD (FHD) camcorders and digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras. Its ultra-fast performance brings you improved data transfer of more photos and videos on your mobile devices and high-resolution photo and video capturing on your cameras and camcorders.
The SD EVO offers support for photographers and people who need to capture split-second action shots and quickly transfer them to their PCs or other devices.
Write to ‘Inbox‘, Amateur Photographer, Pinehurst 2, Pinehurst Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 7BF or email with the subject heading ‘Letters’.
Please include your full postal address and daytime telephone number with your submission.
You could also send us your views for our ‘Viewpoint’ section of the magazine. Do you have something you’d like to get off your chest? Send us your thoughts in around 500 words and you could win a year’s digital subscription to AP, worth £79.99.
Write to ‘Viewpoint‘, Amateur Photographer, Pinehurst 2, Pinehurst Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 7BF or email with the subject heading ‘Viewpoint’.