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Gene Laughter 
Redcar Boardwalk 
Bromoil print 
10 x 12 in 
Provided by the artist - Gene Laughter 
© Gene Laughter 
"Redcar is a lovely, quaint little town on the North Sea in the north of England. It's also a bit of a surreal town I felt, a place that perhaps time had forgotten. I walked around this coastal town surveying the photo opportunities and partaking of fish 'n' chips. I had stopped to rest a bit, sitting on a bench on the boardwalk. To my left, and perhaps thirty yards away, I spotted this proper English gentleman pushing a baby stroller, or "pram" as the Brits call them. I checked my camera, set the focus and furtively waited for him to line himself up just right at the opening of the steps going down to the beach. I only had one shot, when he was properly aligned. When he reached the spot I turned snapped the picture and turned away. He never knew I had photographed him. And -- I never knew what was in the pram! Was it a baby or had he been shopping and using the param as a cart to haul his packages? I'll never know!
Shot with a 35mm camera. Bromoil print brush inked on Forte Elegance paper using a pastry brush. Red and black lithographic inks were mixed. This image, I feel, is as surreal as the town of Redcar itself!" (Gene Laughter, August 2006) 

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