Manchester 1970 - 1

Geoff Allan

Live at the Manchester University Union.
The photos in this series were taken, scanned and kindly provided by Geoff Allan from the Isle of Wight.
"The colour photographs were taken on the 8th November 1972, with a cheap slide film - as evidenced by the subsequent colour degradation. They were taken with a Zenit B, the cheapest 35 mm SLR camera around at the time, with a fixed focal length. Many were taken using just the available light, which means there is blur on some. I did take a few flash photos, but not many, to avoid distracting the performers. All the scans have been taken from original negatives or colour slides. Looking back at them, I am surprised at how much freedom we had in those days to take photographs at events like this."