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Visions of Victoria 1950-1975 - Book Signing

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The magic of Kodachrome 1950-1975
Book signing at Rainy Day Books of The Basin, 31 kms east of Melbourne in the western foothills of the Dandenong Ranges National Park.

Visions of Victoria - The Magic of Kodachrome Film 1950-1975 by Nick Anchen is a self-published 'labour of love'. Hard Cover $70.

Visions of Victoria - 1950-1975
Nick Anchen - Author

The book signing will be carried out by Nick Anchen, the author, Peter Ralph, photographer, and Philip Brady, who wrote the foreward at the Rainy Day Bookshop, on 23rd November at 3pm-4pm.

Visions of Victoria - 1950-1975
Peter Ralph, Photographer

"The publication came about because of my love of old colour images, especially high quality Kodachrome transparencies from the 1950s and 60s," Anchen explained.

"The book is a celebration of the wonders of Kodachrome film, which has a beautiful colour saturation and sharpness, and its own distinctive three dimensional 'look'", says Anchen.

Book Cover - Nick Anchen
Visions of Victoria

Visions of Victoria: The Magic of Kodachrome Film 1950-1975

Melbourne underwent great changes in the decades following World War II, with rapid population growth and mass migration during the 1950s and '60s forever altering the face of the city. Despite the changes, Melbourne in this period was often considered to be idyllic, with an ease of life, and a strong sporting and social culture. Kodachrome 35 mm film became commercially available in Australia in the early 1950s, and with its vibrant colours and grainless quality, it rapidly became the film of choice for many photographers.

Visions of Victoria - 1950-1975
Melbourne's Green Trams

Melbourne, with its wide, tree-lined streets and fabulous 1880s architecture, was a natural subject for photographers of the period. So too were regional cities such as Ballarat and Bendigo, along with many of the state's attractive country towns and picturesque rural landscapes. Visions of Victoria is a journey back in time to a very different place with red trains and green trams, Moomba parades, FJ Holdens and men wearing hats viewed through the wonders of Kodachrome, the world's most beautiful film.

Visions of Victoria - 1950-1975
Melbourne's Arcades

Features: The Kodachrome Story, Melbourne Street Scenes Melbourne's Architecture 1954 Royal Visit 1956 Olympic Games Flinders Street station Melbourne Cricket Ground The 1972 Melbourne Flood Moomba parades Melbourne Suburbs, Ballarat, Bendigo and Country Victoria Plus features on Melbourne's railways, tramways, shipping and aviation.

A journey back in time to a very different Victoria viewed in majestic living colour through the wonders of Kodachrome, the world's most beautiful film.
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Why? Great opportunity to see the beauty of Victoria through Kodachrome
When: Saturday 23rd November 2019
Phone: 9762 0862
Where: Rainy Day Bookshop, The Basin
Cost: $70
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