Way back when life was simple and women smoked cigarettes by Clare Colins

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Way back when life was simple and women smoked cigarettes by 

A photograph taken by my father in about 1958. He was an avid photographer and printed his own photographs in a home-made dark room under the stairs.

Original photograph with texture by Darkwood added in CS6


family, children, women, country, walking

Clare, a photographic artist, lives on the Mid North Coast of NSW. She sees the world both vast and microscopic through the eyes of her Pentax cameras. This is her passion. This is her life!

She sends her heartfelt appreciation to those of you who have bought her work.

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  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 1 year ago

    Don’t we just love that glimpse of the past, fashion, the subtle hint of life seen on the edges. But even more the coy looks between the two younger children and the confident stride of the oldest boy. You must be very proud of your fathers work.

    Very nice Clare.

  • Thank you very much John.

    Yes, I love my dad’s photographic work…pity he didn’t have a tripod as he is missing in most of the photographs.

    – Clare Colins

  • AnnetteHoll
    AnnetteHollover 1 year ago

    wonderfully nostalgic Clare

  • Sure is Annette…that little one under the ciggie is me!

    – Clare Colins

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 1 year ago

    What a lovely shot!

  • Thank you very much.

    – Clare Colins

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 1 year ago

    great shot Clare…you are a chip of the ol block!

  • thanks Carol…that’s the biggest compliment i could ever receive x

    – Clare Colins

  • Christina Brundage
    Christina Brun...over 1 year ago

    Yes, I remember dressing that way! Wonderful retro image.

  • Thank you Christina…wasn’t life so uncomplicated then?

    – Clare Colins

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallover 1 year ago

    love this Clare, fantastic image :))

  • Thank you very much Trish :)

    – Clare Colins

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