Back in the late 70’s I was at the Tulip Festival in Birmingham’s Cannon Hill Park. There was a Wall of Death booth. I was fascinated.
I had my camera with me and I took a few frames. This being the one that worked. I used a friends darkroom to print the image. The picture came out of the liquid in the red light. It was probably the first picture I had made which had that ‘quality’ to it. That certain something I had seen in the pictures of others.
I loved it and still do. Is it my favourite? As Elliot Erwitt says when asked about his favourite picture “I hope I haven’t taken it yet”. And that’s the case with me.
Still trying after all these years.