Interview with Tony Walker as part of the Bradford Heritage Recording Unit project (BHRU).

Tony talks about possessions in the photographs "mother see how well we are doing" and taking multiple images of the same person week on week with a different object. He discusses the reputation he developed with the Asian community and why he lightened the images.
Discussion of combining and composite images, pointing out some of the images he did this too.
Tony tells the story of the first Asian person he photographed and the camera he used, a 1900 Thornton Pickard bellows camera, that he sold when he closed the studio.

Tony outlines the technique he used to retouch the photographs to make them lighter, with cochineal.

He talks about photographing children and the language barrier.
Bradford Heritage Recording Unit
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