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      CommentAuthorSalgood Sam
    • CommentTimeMar 27th 2011 edited
    Back in 1979 Lionel Douglas crashed a motorcycle he was testing. Unlike many others he trashed he didn't walk away that time.

    In his short life, aside from being my father he also did his best to live up to his name and sign [leo]. There's been past efforts to publish his work, but they remain obscure. Always felt it was down to me to do it now. I've had his papers for some time, and a trunk full of negatives. Been meaning to do something with them - it's taken time, opportunity, and ultimately my own brushes with mortality to get my ass in gear.

    The site is called THE ITALIAN MACHINE PROJECT. The why of the name explained here.

    On the site you'll find his words as well, but at this stage it's dominated by his photos. Here's a few highlights. The shots link through to sets of photos they come from. I'm going through them more or less in chronological order, so these are all taken around 1969

    • CommentTimeMar 27th 2011
    Those are some fairly stunning images. Good to see you making sure your father's artistic legacy doesn't go unknown and forgotten.
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    Bravo. Excellent tribute to a talented man.
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    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2011
    Damned if that isn't "Bob" Dobbs in the fifth one.
    These are amazing.
    • CommentAuthorlucien
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2011
    nice work.
      CommentAuthorSalgood Sam
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2011 edited

    Once i discovered the subgenius I always thought of John McNeily when i saw Dobbs too. He had a big mustache and long hair later but always had a bit of that spirit about him it's true. He was quite the character. I worked for him at a deli he ran for his girlfriend in around '89. When i left to take a stab at working for marvel i thanked him for the job and said i hope i had done well by him with my work. He said something like "oh you were terrible, good luck with the comics!" with a big grin. Ironically given his past self, he's now a layman Reader for an Anglican Church.

    In a little while i'll have some shots to really blow minds - Lionel got back stage and shot around some major events in 69/70.
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2011 edited
    This project is stellar.

    I love the kitten and dictionary set

    *edit: and meant to type phone book, not dictionary
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2011
    That is a spectacular homage, Salgood Sam... Thank you.
    That was very nice to see.
      CommentAuthorSalgood Sam
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2011 edited
    @BrianMowey - Named now with it's own tag. :)
    • CommentAuthorbadbear
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2011
    Wonderful stuff.
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    For the 20th post i got something a little special out. 1969 was the year he broke in the west, so when these were taken he would have been a novel act. I did find mention he was there in Toronto at the time, but not the specific date that fall or where he performed. If anyone can tell me where and when exactly it is i’d appreciate it.

    Also, anyone know who this is? Playing the same night or there abouts at the famous Riverboat coffeehouse.
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    No ideas about the guy with the guitar eh?

    ah well, eventually i'll find out.

    Posted a whopper set last night, 106 shots. All i think are in summer time. Here's three samples.

    • CommentAuthorAndrew_H
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2011
    these are excellent; certainly worthy of being lifteds out of obscurity. They teem with life and narrative.
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    Thanks Andrew!

    after a bit of a lull I posted a few more last night...

    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2011
    Wow, these are great. Thanks for sharing.