PORTRAITS AND VOICES OF WW II

(a personal photography project)

 

 

IMG_3878watermarked-WEBClifford Dodgson : Lancashire Fusiliers©Allen Thomasson 2016

In April 2015 I created ‘The Veteran’. A portrait of my wife's uncle Clifford following the Lancashire Fusiliers’ Gallipoli centenary parade. This portrait was the start of this portrait project, 'Portraits and Voices of WW II.Lest we Forget'  This project comes from my desire to preserve the memories and images of those who risked all for the freedoms we enjoy today and to evoke feelings and memories on the part of you, the viewer, as you look into a face that would otherwise be lost to history. I like to sit and chat a while with the veterans before I take  their portrait and if they are willing I also  record their thoughts and memories on video.  

To be able to meet and spend time with the veterans has been a most humbling experience and a privilege. 

I can now confirm that an exhibition of the complete collection of images and video footage is scheduled for 21st October to 18th November 2017 at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery, Wellington Rd South, Stockport, SK3 8AB. Please come along  you will  be most welcome. More details will be posted on my Facebook and twitter accounts. If you know a veteran who would like to be part of this project please contact me via my email or call me on 07938950700.

 

 

 

Harold Addie : RN Juno Beach 1944©Allen Thomasson 2016        John Adamson: Royal Artillery , Siege of Malta 1940-42©Allen Thomasson 2016            

    Eric Glennon - Royal Navy, Juno Beach© Allen Thomasson 2016                  Patrick Churchill 4Cdm Sword Beach© Allen Thomasson 2016            Canon TODD_20A7524Canon TODD©Allen Thomasson 2016

  Jo Macallister_20A6765Jo Macallister©Allen Thomasson 2016   Joe Mawdsley_20A6788Joe Mawdsley_©Allen Thomasson 2016           _D-Fairhurst20A6878_D-Fairhurst©Allen Thomasson 2016                                                              

    _Eric Dickinson20A6715 copy_Eric Dickinson©Allen Thomasson 2016      Robert Laverty©Allen Thomasson 2016          _JohnDennent20A6146John Dennett©Allen Thomasson 2016        

    Alred Bradshaw_20A6647Alred Bradshaw©Allen Thomasson 2016       Thomas Bunn_20A7021Thomas Bunn©Allen Thomasson 2016     HarryHarry Gorden, Malta©Allen Thomasson 2016                  

                                              Steve Morgan_20A7174Steve Morgan_20A7174

 

 

 

 

        Bob Lasham DFC+bar©Allen Thomasson 2016

Deryck Fairhurst

Ken Lang interview©Allen Thomasson 2016

Richard llewelyn_smal file - HD 720p