A year in America, 1981, and a model airplane enthusiast contemplates the magic of flight in the desert near Calico Ghost Town, California. I was traveling across the country shooting on a grant, and concerned that Americans would not be as eccentric as us Brits...I needn't have worried!
One Year in America, 1981, and a moment of decision for this judge at the Snow Sculpture Competition in Stowe, Vermont. I just Googled it and, 35 years on, the event is still going strong, this week in fact. God bless America!
One Year in America, 1981...an anti-nuclear protester at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. The message on his t shirt, Radioactive Rodents, refers to the partial nuclear meltdown that had occurred at Three Mile Island, in Pennsylvania, two years earlier, when the public were assured that radioactive rodent droppings found in the building posed no health risk. Good news then!
In 1981 I spent a year traveling across America on a grant, trying to capture the spirit of a nation at play. This picture was taken in Boulder, Colorado, as the city celebrated its Boulder Day. These girls were preparing for the parade.