Muzen Voyager II | Destination Sheffield | Volume 2
Muzen Voyager II | Destination Sheffield | Volume 1 can be viewed HERE
Muzen Voyager II | Destination Sheffield | Volume 3 can be viewed HERE
Thank you to Richard at Radio Caroline who was kind enough to loan the radio for these photographs. Radio Caroline have for sometime been working with Muzen. The Voyager 2 radio is at present commercially unavailable in the UK, so I was pleased to be given the rare opportunity to photograph this rather wonderful little radio.
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My favourite are the first one, the one on the rails, the one in front of the water and the one on the white background. 🙂
Thank you for taking time to comment. I think my favourite may be the first one. It might be because it was also a fun moment in my day. I saw the punk rocker and his friend walking through the city centre and decided to ask the one with leather and studs if he would mind doing me favour! Given that I was then asking him to hold what at first glance might not even look like a real radio it made for a fun exchange (The radio is only about 13cm wide). The other punky looking man then photographed me photographing his friend and thought it was hilarious 🙂
I attempted to get him to hold the radio in a certain way and asked him to move so the radio was at the right angle to the sun for the shot! This only added to his friends entertainment. The whole interaction only lasted no more than two minutes so I was pleased that he was happy to help and I think I got a good shot from what was quite a spontaneous moment. They both walked away laughing, as did I. I’m sure his friend will be showing everyone the picture he took of us with his phone. No doubt they might be wondering what on earth I could want with such a photograph. I didn’t even have time to get his name or to give him details of my website.
The rail tracks photo is also one of my favourites. Again I could see passers by wondering what I was doing though none were curious enough to chat with me.
However I did have quite a few fun and interesting conversations while taking the radio photographs in various locations. In the first volume of photographs I spoke to the road workers and asked if they would mind being an out of focus background! They were happy to oblige and of course there was lots of joking around.
I will look forward to your next photo book review…
Mr C 🙂
Do you like it when people come to you to chat about your photo shoots? Punk rockers are usually very helpful and kindhearted people, I noticed.
I’m always happy to chat while I’m out taking photographs. To me at’s all part of the experience of being out with a camera. The sounds, smells, conversations, temperature, winds, the dampness of mist etc are memories that a photograph cannot capture. The experience of being out and taking pictures is to me as important as the images I get. Those chance meetings with interesting strangers add colour to the whole experience. They can also be informative and even open doors. Through random conversations I have been shown round factories or been advised of interesting things nearby that I might otherwise not have known about. Most recently I chatted to some locals while walking with my camera and they told me where I could find, what I have called The Dam House which led an interesting walk and a a great photo opportunity – link to images below…
I’m not a fan of social media although I am social in the real world!
Regarding punk rockers, yes, despite their look, which some may find threatening, they are invariably as helpful and kind hearted as anyone else 🙂
Nicedly retro. And beautifuly pictured.
Thank you. All Muzen radios have very retro look. They make a small wooden version which I’m hoping to loan and photograph at some point. It is a wonderful little radio with echoes of the old bakelite sets. Stay tuned as they say… 🙂