Wednesday, June 20, 2007
The miniature car, the hat on the child in the car, the shadow of the photographer, the DELICATESSEN & LUNCH window lettering, and -- best of all -- the blurred friend on the bicycle.
1920s? Location unknown.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
A young woman in the sunlight, ensconced in a chair and surrounded by elements of family and home: a framed photo (her grandmother?), two framed silhouettes on the wall, lovely flowers, and an open book on her lap. A beautifully composed portrait. Date and location unknown.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
This is one of those photos in which the back is more interesting than the front. In this case, the back is extremely interesting -- a mystery. Intrigue. Fodder for the imagination.
The front shows a young man standing in the woods. He is smiling. The front is stamped NOV 58.
The back, however, is the best part.
In handwritten pencil it says:
Nov. 24, 1958
The, under that, in blue ballpoint pen:
Jan 16, 19
Well, a baby on a blanket on a lawn. But what is fantastic about this image is what I call "unintentional composition": Baby With Telephone Pole Growing Out Of Its Head. How I love "mistakes" like these. Date & location unknown.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Two girls -- sisters? perhaps twins? -- give a birthday cake to a member of the clergy. A chance film-flare is positioned perfectly -- no retouching or enhancement was done of this "perfect imperfection" -- promise. Date & location unknown.