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Kiss the Past Goodbye

The following text by the late Peter Turner is reproduced from The New Zealand Centre for Photography web site (now closed). A slightly different version may also be found in ZoneZero Magazine. It was written by Peter Turner in 2002.

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From Camera Owner to Creative Camera

The distinctive Creative Camera masthead in the 1980s.

Creative Camera started life as Camera Owner, a 'hobbyist' publication, in June 1964.

This was issue number one of a journal that was to evolve and become a critical part of the growth of British independent photography in the 1970s and 1980s.

Published monthly or bi-monthly with some gaps, it survived precariously until January 2000, issue number 362, which was really only a reference edition, listing resources worldwide. The last complete issue as a magazine was December 1999, No. 361, illustrated at the foot of this page.

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Magazine Memoirs

The late Bill Jay was the first editor of Creative Camera and steered its transition from 'Camera Owner' to the magazine celebrated here. He was a prolific writer and an accomplished photographer whose work is covered extensively on his own web site - well worth visiting.
This article was written for the conference, "What Happened Here?: Photography in Britain since 1968",at the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, England, 14 October 2004. Also published (in a slightly revised form) in Ag Magazine, Issues 51 and 52, 2008.

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Personal Memories

March 1975, photographs by Dmitriy Baltermants, Richard & Robert D'Amore, Fredrich Cantor, Marco Misani, names I'd never heard of...

Creative Camera Issue 129, March 1975Creative Camera Issue 130, April 1975I don't recall how I first came to hear of Creative Camera, or why I decided to buy my first issue in March, 1975. Perhaps I'd read about it, or seen it on a news-stand, but it arrived in my life at a time when I had realised there was more to photography than I had previously understood - and certainly more than I had ever been taught. It opened windows and let in a fresh breeze of photographic imagery completely unseen by me before. I can remember being both amused and bemused by the photographs I saw in that first purchased issue, but when the following month brought work by Julia Margaret Cameron, Edward Weston and Paul Hill I was hooked. I became a subscriber - sometimes regular, more often irregular - for the next 20 years.

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One for the Money...

Colin Osman, Peter Turner and Creative Camera: an essay by David Brittain.

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Through the Ages

As I have every issue of Creative Camera ever published, I thought it would be interesting to assemble a mosaic of all the covers, from May 1967 (when it was still Camera Owner) until May 2001 (when it had morphed into DPICT).

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