Back in the day
A wander through the AP archive. This week we pay a visit to June 1981
OH, the sins of the fathers. Last week we had nudes on the floor cavorting with apples, the week before we were treated to a bikini- clad model on a sheepskin rug and this week we have a not-at-all- offensive image of a fenced-in woman, missing a bra. The coverline clanger manages to make things even worse: ‘Pictures designed to snare!’ She also appears to be on the set of Dr Who or Blake’s 7 judging by the hokey sci-fi background. Thankfully things get sensible inside, with an in- depth look at second- generation Minolta AF compacts, and an evocative photo project on rural life in the Lake District. These craggy rustics are probably long gone, and their cottages used as holiday homes by BBC producers from Manchester, but there you go. There’s also a piece about choosing between colour and mono, though it isn’t an either/or thing – more about which is most suitable for the subject, right?
An in-depth report on Minolta autofocus compacts