Thursday, September 24, 2009

Saturday, September 05, 2009

old timers

I've spent a lot of the last few months digging around for old photos, revisiting my fascination with forgotten images which began a few decades ago... One thing after another has led me to a semi obsessed state of looking at "vintage" photography again. It didn't take long to realize that there is a bottomless well of images to be seen and held for one's own. Scores of collectors hunt out whatever piques there imagination or seduces their sensibilities. My own path has led toward a combination of collecting and dispersing, mainly through eBay... a great source for finding incredible pictures in a limitless range of types, formats, media and themes. The picture above first struck me for the expression that I won't attempt to put in words... later with the realization that it was perhaps the first time that I've seen an elderly couple in a photobooth print. It's much more commonly a playground for the young and very often for young lovers... now I wonder how many other pictures there may be floating around of this pair. I'm also wondering why I've chosen to sell it, after it's too late to take back. Possibly, a reason for offering it up here, to see on a screen, and here to be purchased along with other gems I've come across... time to share.