So you understand the roaring wave of fear that swept through the greatest city in the world just as Monday was dawning--the stream of flight rising swiftly to a torrent, lashing in a foaming tumult round the railway stations, banked up into a horrible struggle about the shipping in the Thames, and hurrying by every available channel northward and eastward. By ten o'clock the police organisation, and by midday even the railway organisations, were losing coherency, losing shape and efficiency, guttering, softening, running at last in that swift liquefaction of the social body.
As now I have worked in the movie industry for 6 years we are planning a feature movie (Romantic Comedy) TITLED… Dockers Umbrella, this will be shot mainly in and around Liverpool with some scenes on board ship?
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John Guy Producer
Everything Is a subject, every subject has a rhythm. To feel it is the Raison d’être. The photograph is a fixed moment of such a raison d’être which lives on in itself. Quote; Andre Kertesz
Echoes of Sorrow
John Guy Photographer
John Guy was born to a large family who lived in the Kensington district of Liverpool in 1960. He later moved to the district of Everton where he spent the rest of his childhood. Much like his peers, John was brought up in a Protestant Christian environment; Father, Son, Holy Ghost and church on Sundays.
Whilst meandering through a car boot sale at Aintree Race Course in 1989, John came upon an object that would change his life. He bought a Russian SLR camera for just £10; probably the best purchase he ever made, Fascinated with the camera and how it worked he decided to take on a A level course in Photography and went on the following year studied photography as an Art form on an advanced course.
With qualifications in hand, John joined Barry Farrel a sports photographer for Liverpool’s, on Daily Post and Echo on assignments. Barry took him to photograph the Saints at their rugby ground in St Helens where he managed to capture Jonathon Davies scoring a try.
John became freelance photographing models, Dancers in dance studios and supplying work for magazines such as Black Beauty & Hair, The Big Issue, Just Liverpool, and also to sales and marketing companies around the north west of England producing work for website design and development. He also has developed an interest in photographing his home town Liverpool and Merseyside and has thousands of Black and White, Colour photographs taken on conventional film and digital images of the beauty of his Liverpool homeland which he has now put into the commercial market locally and international.
In recent years what started as a raising awareness campaign about the atrocities suffered by the hands of the Nazi’s at Auschwitz turned into a hunt to discover John’s own ancestry. His grandmother’s nationality was German but was never spoken about and twenty eight years ago, just before she died, she destroyed all her personal documents from her German roots and leaving her family with just her British marriage certificate declaring place of birth “Germany”.
From what he and his family have discovered it seems likely that despite his Christian upbringing, his grandmother could have been a German Jew according to a Jewish Scotsman John met in Krakow, Poland,
His family were aware of his grandmother’s hatred for the Nazi’s and her denial of being German, although her name was Linderman. As John grew up, his mother Irene, had told him some stories about how his grandmother had a deep hatred for the Nazi’s and she said this started in the later part of World War II and this hatred became very strong after the War and to the end of her life around twenty eight years ago, John with a Forensic Genealogist, Elizabeth Koczorowska are still researching his family roots.
This knowledge made John’s trip to Auschwitz more poignant and memorable. Emotion that he shares in his remarkable exhibition Echoes of Sorrow. Unlike most of the photographs taken at Auschwitz, John has captured the atmosphere in full colour and black and white. His photographs convey the desolation, isolation, and inhumanity of Auschwitz, where a struggle to survive is all consuming and the willingness to terrorise commonplace.
The Exhibition was first shown at the Holiday Inn, Liverpool in January 2007 followed by Liverpool Town Hall January 2008 then Liverpool’s World Museum May – August 2008. In January 2009 it was shown at the Civic centre Ellesmere Port for the Cheshire, Warrington and Halton Racial Equality Council and also at Saint Francis Assisi School in Kensington, Liverpool who have now purchased the whole exhibition for the schools Holocaust studies, it is also on show at Liverpool City Town Hall anually on 27th January as part of the City’s Holocaust Memorial Day. Other Exhibitions include Behind the Liver Birds for John Lewis store 2003. John is now looking for movie funders and investors to make and tell his story in a unique feature length movie
Titled, Echoes of Sorrow
Written by Jennifer Davidson 11 August 2008