About the Book
In the 1970s Robin Weaver was a newspaper photographer in South Wales. When he wasn't covering hard news or local events for his paper, he liked to photograph the people and everyday scenes he came across.
For this, his first book, he has revisited his old personal negative files to give a portrait of a unique place and time.
He says: "I believe that old photographs develop a special character. It’s a unique sheen imbued by the passage of time. Looking through these photographs today, four decades later, I find myself not only in a different time, but also in a different country."
For 25 years I worked as a photographer on various provincial newspapers – first in South Wales, followed by stints in Kent, Hampshire and Derby. While living in Sydney during a two-year travelling break, I freelanced for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian. However, the landscapes of Australia had inspired me to take my photography in a different direction. Increasingly my landscape photography became an antidote to the often routine newspaper work and I relished the times when I made the short journey into the Peak District from my home in Derby. In the 1990s I left full time press work to concentrate on landscape and travel photography, working on magazine commissions and selling stock photographs to publishers worldwide. My wife is the writer Helen Werin and we work together producing travel articles for magazines and newspapers.