Andy Rodker

Andy Rodker

Posted on 06/15/2017


Photo taken on June 24, 1979


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HFF! A corner of Pinner.

HFF! A corner of Pinner.
Pinner, Middlesex, One of the few true villages still extant in the London area. A photo from 1979 - my Pentax ME SLR and b/w film, scanned.
I came here for a job interview. I was in my last year at uni. I was early and walked around and took a few photos (I had packed my SLR with my notes for the interview for some strange reason).
I did OK at the interview, forgot all about it, went to France for a year after my finals, then got a message from my Dad that the firm in Pinner wanted to know what had happened as I had been due to start many months ago!
I had very little recollection of all this, except a few black and white photos, of which this is one.
Upshot: 35 years work in the Financial Services Industry, starting with this firm in Pinner before I finally upped sticks and came to Spain 7 years ago.
That was the short answer. The long answer is ...........

Henk Bouwers, Andreas Swierzy, Marie-claire Gallet, M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !! ( Marj ) I LoVe it here ! and 30 other people have particularly liked this photo


66 comments - The latest ones
John Goodwin
John Goodwin
HFF to you Andy... I remember the old film camera well.... Super b&w shot...All the best... John.
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to John Goodwin
Thank you John. I still have the Pentax. But the last shot I took with it was in 1983. I then took no photos whatsoever until 2011 with a camera phone and later a digital camera. Please don't begin to ask me why!
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS)
HFF to you Andy!
With my best compliments for a photo which goes back to 1979.
Wow. believe me or not I woudl say it was just a B&W digital one!
Please don't begin to ask me why!!;-)
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Beatrice Degan(MARS)
OK, Thanks Bea and I won't ask you why!!!
But still, I am puzzled. Why digital? This photo was taken in 1979 when digital was a concept long in the future.
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
Erhard Bernstein
Erhard Bernstein
HFF, Andy!
2 months ago.
Leon_Vienna
Leon_Vienna
That is really a corner!
And a great mono shot - taken two years after I bought my first (and actually only) SLR, a Yashica. Cost me 200.- Deutsche Mark, which was almost a months' salary for me as a garderner trainee. Should dig it out of its deep corner in the cupboard, once.
HFF Andy!
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Leon_Vienna
A very deep corner in a cupboard is where my Pentax and lenses sit and they deserve better than that but what can we do?
I too couldn't afford it. It was a very welcome 18th birthday present!
Many thanks, Leon.
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
John,
Bea,
Erhard,
Leon,
Many thanks to you all!,
2 months ago.
Marek Ewjan Stachowski
Marek Ewjan Stachows…
very nice, attractive picture
I also wish you a successful day Andy :)
→ Marek-Ewjan
2 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
B/W - inspired choice for this step back in time image!
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Larry. I can remember exactly where I was, what I was thinking and everything about that day in 1979!
Isn't that weird.
2 months ago.
Kama 56
Kama 56
Un bon argentique
2 months ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
Marvelous composition!
2 months ago.
Danielle
Danielle
Prise de vue admirable!!!!
2 months ago.
Nacer Hakem
Nacer Hakem
Beau n&b!
2 months ago.
Eva Lewitus
Eva Lewitus
A great scan!
2 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Excellent !

My Canon AE1 and lenses lurk in a cupboard sadly. before that long gone are the Zenit E and a couple of others
2 months ago.
Old Owl
Old Owl
An evocative image. What does it look like now, I wonder?

I'd love to know where my old film cameras ended up, along with many of the photos I took back in the 1970s and 80s. I just don't remember what happened to them all. Ah well ...
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Old Owl
The centre of Pinner is protected and all the buildings are listed so it should look exactly the same! It was still the same as this when I last lived here in 2009.
2 months ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
HFF Andy.
2 months ago.
Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew
HFF Andy...b/w rulez ;)))
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Kama,
Helena,
Danielle,
Nacer,
Eva,
Pam,
Old Owl,
Jose,
Tanja,
Many thanks to you all!
2 months ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
HFF, Andy ! Have a nice weekend !
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd
Great shot from the past Andy - HFF and a good weekend, Doug
2 months ago.
Fratton Parker
Fratton Parker
Great mono image, HFF Andy, have a good weekend too. ;)
2 months ago.
Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath
A lovely trip down memory lane, Andy. I wonder if this little picket fence is still standing?
HFF and a great weekend
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Amelia Heath
My last walk past here was 2009 and I can't remember. The scene is more or less unchanged though!
2 months ago.
Nick Weall
Nick Weall
I have a bag full of old pentax lens and camera ~ not used for many years now. All I remember of Pinner is a certain Jane March :~)
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Nick Weall
Yes. The Sinner from Pinner.
Didn't know 'er,
But maybe should'a.
2 months ago. Edited 8 weeks ago.
Boro
Boro
Joli traitement
2 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Nostalgic one Andy.
2 months ago.
Ian 1949
Ian 1949
HFF Andy, nice to hear that so many film cameras have been saved.
2 months ago.
Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing
L'authentique ! bonne journée Andy.
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne
HFF Andy.
Never been there but I like this little corner. Lovely old cottages.
2 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Looks good! I loved my Pentax ME and the 50mm/1,4 lens, I used it until 2006 and it's still lying around in a cupboard;-)
HFF, Andy!
2 months ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
It's a lovely place and beautiful photo! HFF, Andy!
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Nouchet,
sasi,
Ulrich,
Doug,
Ben,
Amelia,
Nick,
Boro,
Jaap,
Ian,
Jocelyne,
Rosa,
Gudrun,
Many thanks to you all! Have a good weekend.
Andy
2 months ago.
Grisly (Roger)
Grisly (Roger)
Peaceful and vintage a terrific HFF Andy.
2 months ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
What a delightful corner
HFF and have a good weekend, Andy
2 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
The quality is excellent...............especially from a scanned film shot.

HFF to you Andy and have a good weekend whatever you're up to.
2 months ago.
micritter
micritter
Lovely photo. Very beautiful 'corner').
2 months ago.
Adele
Adele
Super shot from the past, Andy! I'd like to visit Pinner, one of these days/ years...
HFF and a nice weekend
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas
Pentax ME was a great camera, very nice shot, love this oldie houses, HFF Andy
2 months ago.
Karl Hartwig
Karl Hartwig
Like the fences in my childhood:) HFF!
2 months ago.
Valfal
Valfal
A wonderful capture in B&W; HFF, Andy!
2 months ago.
fifi
fifi
Pff Andy
OU est le Pub?
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to fifi
Pff. Philippe???
When I lived here there were 5 good pubs in the centre of Pinner, two were within seconds walk of this place. Now there are just two. A sign of the times.
Many thanks! I hope you are enjoying your holiday!
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall
nice shot Andy -HFF!
2 months ago.
Pat29
Pat29
that is splendid Andy
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Annemarie,
@ngelique,
Roger,
Judith,
Keith,
micritter,
Adele,
Mario,
Karl,
Valerie,
Philippe,
Richard,
Pat,
Thank you all. Have a great weekend!
2 months ago.
S Drury
S Drury
What a lovely step back in time Andy

and wishing you an HFF and a good weekend

best wishes ... Steve
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to S Drury
Many thanks, Steve.
You too have a great weekend. Best wishes,
Andy
2 months ago.
Peter Castell
Peter Castell
A nice yesteryear image you need a modern one for comparison, get a film and try the Pentax, film cameras made you consider each shot carefully because of the cost
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Peter Castell
Thank you Peter and a good idea.
Unfortunately,
1. I haven't set foot in Pinner since 2009 and am unlikely to do so in the foreseeable future and
2. my old Pentax is in my parents' house in Cornwall and I live in Madrid!
:o(
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
Nitro76
Nitro76
Très beau b&w. Amitiés, Richard
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Nitro76
Thank you Richard!
2 months ago.
raingirl
raingirl
i swear i walked past a corner just like this back in 2003 when i was in london. it was in an outer neighborhood.

this is simply lovely!
2 months ago.
Jean
Jean
Beautiful old B&W. All my old film cameras went to charity. The only old camera I have is a Coronet from the 1930's or earlier. It belonged to my Dad and I took a few photos with it when I was a child and then a teenager. Still works.
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Raingirl,
Jean,
Very many thanks!
2 months ago.
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !! ( Marj ) I LoVe it here !
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!…
Great B&W image of this lovely dwelling !!!
2 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Belated HFF, Andy !!!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous B&W !!!!!!!!!!!! Happy WE to you ****************
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Marj,
Marie-claire.
Thank you both!!
2 months ago.
Emma Gee (Imageering)
Emma Gee (Imageering…
Lovely shot Andy, a very belated HFF. :)
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Emma!
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Hi Andreas.
Thank you!
Good to see you here. It's been a few years since we corresponded on Pano! I never joined Flikr so my photos are here (with a few on 23hq).
All best wishes,
Andy
8 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Henk!
4 weeks ago.