The first newspaper I worked on from 1975 -1987 was The News, a weekly paper circulating in the Gwent Valleys. Fetes, carnivals and flower shows were bread and butter for the three staff photographers. Mainly producing grip and grin style images, we all tried to push the boundaries by being a little more creative in our approach to what were mundane events.
Here are a few pictures of mine that I've come across recently from that time and which I still like. We were shooting everything in black and white then and we processed and printed all our own pictures. It would be many years before newspapers printed full colour.
You can take a look at more pictures from my Retrospective Gallery by visiting: http://www.mediaphotos.co.uk/retrospective
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