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Anyone got shots from Argyle Street 1970-1989

Postby Jockissimo » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:25 pm

Anyone got any shots from the shopfronts especially along G. Central to the old bus terminal.

I used to think it there was loads of tacky american looking shops- they could filmed Kojak and got away with it. Now I'd love to see shots of those pawn brokers, tobacconists etc

Regret not having the time after I moved away in the early 90s.
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Re: Anyone got shots from Argyle Street 1970-1989

Postby moonbeam » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:15 pm

Used to walk that way regularly. What Every Woman Wants had a big store. The chip shop near it went on fire and the chap called it afterwards "Dantes Inferno". There was the Alhambra resturant. Had lunch in it a few times. Joe Guidie (?) I think ran it and another cafe a few doors along. There was a pub cant recall its name in the middle. Robert Valer (?) of Socialist Party of Great Britain fame had a photo shop.
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Re: Anyone got shots from Argyle Street 1970-1989

Postby The Egg Man » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:25 pm

I recall an early market trader type shop called Grandfare occupied much of the site the Radisson now occupies.
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Re: Anyone got shots from Argyle Street 1970-1989

Postby Jockissimo » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:34 am

Some great tatt and kitsch and some gems amonst it all.

Tatt and kisch is all the rage in "dramatic effect" images OOC, but if you like phot'ters like Anton Corbijn ( u2 album covers, Joy division photographer) then you know it is all history repeating itself: high contrast, high saturation, shadows lifted.

Anyway, some of the shop fronts were straight out of the Bronx: Suitable Pimp transport for the darker end of Argyle street (below) ??

Thanks to Hollow Horn for posting this in the car thread:

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Re: Anyone got shots from Argyle Street 1970-1989

Postby Josef » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:13 pm

Jockissimo wrote:Tatt and kisch is all the rage in "dramatic effect" images OOC, but if you like phot'ters like Anton Corbijn ( u2 album covers, Joy division photographer) then you know it is all history repeating itself: high contrast, high saturation, shadows lifted.


Corbijn shot on film. His great gift was the selection of context. Joy Divison in a snowy/post-industrial backshot. Beefheart (+ hat) in the desert.

It's not history repeating itself so much as imitating history.
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Re: Anyone got shots from Argyle Street 1970-1989

Postby moonbeam » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:12 am

Other shops I recall.I bought an amp from RSC who sold such things as build it yourself projects. A good shop for electronic "bits".There was a motor accessories shop I bought a car radio from.RS Mccoll moved 50 yards nearer Central Station from a corner shop. Some really strange "wee" shops which I could never understand how anyone could make a living from. Stranger shops were in the row behind going north towards Bothwell Street. A cake decoration shop. A florist business, cheap gents hairdressers, wholesale stationer who seem to deal in envelopes by the million.Once asked if he could sell me a 100 and pointed to a large box of about half a million.He also sold brown paper by the roll plus string and twine because I bought a box of 12 rolls of string from him! There was also a tiny shop selling religous stuff including candles but it did not seem to last long.Two people in it was a crowd. There was also a sort of "remnants" shop which seemed to sell material by the roll. Not big like Jacksons on Argyle St where I bought leather cloth. Plus a "sauna" on a corner site which got raided.
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Re: Anyone got shots from Argyle Street 1970-1989

Postby Jockissimo » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:11 pm

Josef wrote:
Jockissimo wrote:Tatt and kisch is all the rage in "dramatic effect" images OOC, but if you like phot'ters like Anton Corbijn ( u2 album covers, Joy division photographer) then you know it is all history repeating itself: high contrast, high saturation, shadows lifted.


Corbijn shot on film. His great gift was the selection of context. Joy Divison in a snowy/post-industrial backshot. Beefheart (+ hat) in the desert.

It's not history repeating itself so much as imitating history.



That's right he used a wee leica quite often, and burnt in / masked off stuff in the dark room ( there have been a couple of documentaries about him) .

But people have "dramatic effect" in camera now and think it is all new fangled, jamais vu stuff!

Actually If I was to take a shoot aroundf what is left of 1960s/ 70s shop fronts in the dear-green-place then I would be tempted to get an Oly' mFT and shoot some off on dramatic effect.

Widening it oot, any suggestions on shops and caff's with vintage shop fronts from Clydebank to Riddrie?
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Re: Anyone got shots from Argyle Street 1970-1989

Postby banjo » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:55 pm

dont know about riddrie but nothing in clydebank of that nature sadly. :cry:
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Re: Anyone got shots from Argyle Street 1970-1989

Postby moonbeam » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:12 pm

Inside the co-op in Alexander St Clydebank is like stepping back in time to the 1920s almost!!
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Re: Anyone got shots from Argyle Street 1970-1989

Postby banjo » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:09 pm

tis a bit,you can almost here a wee voice calling..............im free.
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Re: Anyone got shots from Argyle Street 1970-1989

Postby Goliath » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:36 am

Jockissimo wrote:I used to think it there was loads of tacky american looking shops- they could filmed Kojak and got away with it. Now I'd love to see shots of those pawn brokers, tobacconists etc



I remember Dusty Dicks, which was around where the unfunnily named Lettuce Eat is now, think it was a second-hand shop which advertised itself as an antique shop, but I could be wrong there.

Also, just opposite that was a chippy that never really looked spotlessly clean, but done really nice rolls and sausage. Wish I could remember the name of it.
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Re: Anyone got shots from Argyle Street 1970-1989

Postby Fatman » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:20 pm

Goliath wrote:
Jockissimo wrote:I used to think it there was loads of tacky american looking shops- they could filmed Kojak and got away with it. Now I'd love to see shots of those pawn brokers, tobacconists etc



I remember Dusty Dicks, which was around where the unfunnily named Lettuce Eat is now, think it was a second-hand shop which advertised itself as an antique shop, but I could be wrong there.

Also, just opposite that was a chippy that never really looked spotlessly clean, but done really nice rolls and sausage. Wish I could remember the name of it.


Was that maybe Carlo's, place next to the Kendal?
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Re: Anyone got shots from Argyle Street 1970-1989

Postby Goliath » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:05 pm

Fatman wrote:
Goliath wrote:
Also, just opposite that was a chippy that never really looked spotlessly clean, but done really nice rolls and sausage. Wish I could remember the name of it.


Was that maybe Carlo's, place next to the Kendal?



I think that's the one, yep! Thanks! :)
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Re: Anyone got shots from Argyle Street 1970-1989

Postby myfriendstan » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:57 pm

Jockissimo wrote:
Josef wrote:
Jockissimo wrote:Tatt and kisch is all the rage in "dramatic effect" images OOC, but if you like phot'ters like Anton Corbijn ( u2 album covers, Joy division photographer) then you know it is all history repeating itself: high contrast, high saturation, shadows lifted.


Corbijn shot on film. His great gift was the selection of context. Joy Divison in a snowy/post-industrial backshot. Beefheart (+ hat) in the desert.

It's not history repeating itself so much as imitating history.



That's right he used a wee leica quite often, and burnt in / masked off stuff in the dark room ( there have been a couple of documentaries about him) .

But people have "dramatic effect" in camera now and think it is all new fangled, jamais vu stuff!

Actually If I was to take a shoot aroundf what is left of 1960s/ 70s shop fronts in the dear-green-place then I would be tempted to get an Oly' mFT and shoot some off on dramatic effect.

Widening it oot, any suggestions on shops and caff's with vintage shop fronts from Clydebank to Riddrie?


Try Virtual Mitchell.
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