Wednesday, 16 May 2018

046 : Stan And Muriel, August 1937


Scanned Print Of Unknown Origin (1937)
What fashion, what style? How I wish I had a pair of trousers like that … and how I wish I had the courage to wear them!

Saturday, 12 May 2018

045 : First Cousin To An Impression



Unknown Man On A Hill (1920s)
The older the photo, the less detail it conveys, the more dust and scratches it has acquired: all of these often conspire together to lift a photographic image to another level, so it becomes first cousin to an impression.

Friday, 11 May 2018

044 : Clinging To The Mast


Clinging To The Mast - Unknown Man On A Boat  (1930s)
Whoever he is, he doesn't exactly look happy to be at sea. And why is he balanced on the edge of the boat, clinging to the mast?

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

043 : The Boat Load


The Boat Load : Unknown Group On A Seaside Boat (1930s)

The composition of this group photograph works for some reason and the dark browns of the faded photographic emulsion seem to suit the subject matter. 

042 : The Crab Catchers


Two Young Women On A Beach (1920s)

Whenever I get a new batch of old photographs I like to dip in unseen and scan one print at random. I dipped into the batch and found a picture of a woman who had dipped into the sea and found a crab.