My most recent trip to the USA is to Dallas in 2007 to attend conference. For some reason I bought my camera with me, primarily because I remember all the episodes of Dallas my mum watched in the 1970s.
These images were taken from window seat of an aircraft descending into Chicago using one of the earliest digital cameras, the Kodak DC220 with a 1.2 megapixel resolution.
We rented a Mustang and took it to Mulholland Drive in Hollywood Hills, ending overlooking Hollywood Bowl.
The ending of the film Sleepless in Seattle was set in the observation deck of the Empire State Building. From here, it’s possible to get 360° views of Manhattan Island.
I’ve always loved New York, from perusing coffee table photographic books about the city (I think those books made me want to be a photographer) as a child.
A famous tourist attraction and spectacular sight, Niagara Falls are actually a group of falls straddling the border between the USA and Canada.
As tourists, we visited the National Mall at Washington, DC, in 1997. Recent events have of course heightened security here, so these photographs are a homage to a more innocent decade.
For years, I have mentioned the Winchester House in my talks and presentations, as an analogy of what happens when an organisation does not have a cohesive strategy, so of course I have visited the actual house many times.
I visited Dayton for a quick business trip in 1994.
Twin Peaks offers the best views of San Francisco, probably the most beautiful city in the USA.
San Francisco is probably my favourite city in the USA. I don’t know why, but I feel really at home here, and for some reason most people there think I’m a local so obviously there’s a connection.
We drove the famous Pacific Coast Highway, or State Route 1, from Los Angeles to San Francisco, in 1997 as part of our USA vacation.
This is a nostalgic look at the original Disneyland in Anaheim, built by Walt Disney himself, in the late 1990s before it was expanded and an additional theme park (Disney California Adventure Park) was built on the original carpark.
We visited this iconic shopping mall, one of the birthplaces of “Valley” culture and used in several films, several months before it was severely damaged by the Northridge earthquake and it’s eventual decline.
On my first visit to the Los Angeles in 1993 (business trip), we used to drive along the coast on the weekends. One weekend we stopped by at Long Beach to visit Queen Mary.
They sure don’t build “Big Iron” computers like they used to. This is a data centre located in Los Angeles in the 1990s.
Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique theme park in the 1990s in that it was based on a real film studio backlot, and the Backlot Studio Tour actually started in 1915.
Beam aboard the bridge of the Starship ENTERPRISE. Your mission? To explore the limits of your imagination with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock. To battle Klingons, space creatures and alien superbeings! To boldly go where no man has gone before.
This is a series of articles featuring photographs mainly taken in 1990s using a variety of film cameras, ranging from compact cameras such as the Canon Sure Shot to SLRs such as the Pentax PZ-70.