David Jamieson started to talk about his time as a press photographer, from his early days learning how to process a black and white film whilst working at Boots, moving on to the dark room for the Evening Chronicle and later becoming a pro photographer working for The Journal, Evening Chronicle, Sunday Sun from where he had one of his images hung in the Municipal Museum of The Hague as part of the World Press Photo 1965 competition, The Northern Echo and Middlesborough Evening Gazette.
Dave gave a pictorial history of his time as a photographer which included pictures of Royalty, the Cannon Street kids, martial artists, elephants as viewed by a mouse, Ella Fitzgerald and an iconic shot of Jack Charlton after he had taken Middlesborough back up to the First Division.
Dave also discussed getting drunk with Lulu, being unable to eat dinner with Tommy Cooper because he was laughing so much, catching Mick Jagger without his pants, why he became a photographer, his thoughts on todays paparazzi, the equipment used before we went digital and also answered questions about photography at the end of the night which came thick and fast from all members.
This was an incredible night listening to a genuinly funny man talk about the ups and downs of photography and what can be achieved if you put your mind to it.
How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb? 50. One to change the bulb, and forty-nine to say, "I could have done that!"