NEIL MASSEY PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG — Fleet

BERKSHIRE ART SCHOOL 1988-90: CLIVE, GBOA & READING ROCK

BERKSHIRE ART SCHOOL 1988-90: CLIVE, GBOA & READING ROCK

BMX, Goths, Gaye Bykers On Acid and Reading Rock Festival 1989

BERKSHIRE ART SCHOOL 1988-90: NICK & HIS TRAVELLER FRIENDS

BERKSHIRE ART SCHOOL 1988-90: NICK & HIS TRAVELLER FRIENDS

We knew Nick from the local alternative music scene. Nick was still young but got himself a caravan and set up with a community of New Age Travellers on the outskirts of Fleet in the surrounding countryside.

MY FIRST (AND ONLY) DARKROOM - 1987/88

MY FIRST (AND ONLY) DARKROOM - 1987/88

I didn’t have much kit - just a camera, film and lots of curiosity about the world around me. I was always asking my friends if It was ok to make a portrait, or if I could bring my camera along to a gig. Me and my friends were fresh out of school, we were going to 6th form college, we felt all grown up. We had survived school and were now discovering these newfound freedoms and meeting like minded souls.

THE BEGINNING (P.2) 1987

THE BEGINNING (P.2) 1987

Afterwards I made a handwritten poster with one of these images, promoting myself as a band photographer. I got permission to put it up in our local music shop - Kingfisher Music where all the musicians would go.