John Oram

John Oram

Posted on 04/30/2015


Photo taken on April 30, 2015



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Dead on Arrival - 30 April 2015

Dead on Arrival - 30 April 2015
In one of my occasional 'hybrid' photographs, UK Specialist Ambulance Service Renault Master AY15AKF/015 is seen outside the recently closed London Camera Exchange in West Street, Fareham. My hybrid photographs combine two or more of my interest subjects (usually with their own albums), in this case Emergency Services Vehicles and Retail History.

The closure of the Fareham branch of LCE - the rest are trading normally - is a subject particularly apposite to a photo-sharing site and one close to my heart. The staff there were never less than courteous, helpful and knowledgeable and now, tragically, they are redundant. My heart aches for them.

In the wider context, it is increasingly difficult to buy a camera face to face in a specialist shop where one can handle a prospective purchase and receive good quality advice. The closure of this branch of LCE is a loss to both its employees and the camera buying public.

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Raymond Godfrey
Raymond Godfrey
I quite agree. It was a sad loss when most of Jessops closed, and the staff at the Canterbury city centre shop were very keen and helpful.
2 years ago.