Wednesday, 7 December 2016

61 : A New Life In The Digital Age


UNKNOWN WOMAN WITH MUSIC / MAGAZINE : 1612-137

I am not sure who took this photograph - it was part of a job lot of old, unwanted photographs bought for a few pence off the Internet. I am pleased to be able to give it a new life in the digital age - the image is far too good to be thrown away.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

60 : The Businessman, The Thinker, The Starlet And The Contented One


This is an old, found photograph of four unknown children. It was tiny, faded, folded and scratched, but even in that state, four very different personalities leapt off the photographic paper. On the left is the confident businessman, the one who knows just what the world has to offer and doesn't question his ability to take it. Next comes the thinker, who wonders what the catch might be. Then the starlet who is always looking elsewhere for the big opportunity. And finally, the contented one, who laughs at it all.

Monday, 5 December 2016

59 : Many A Stonking Six

UNKNOWN MAN : 1612-103
There is something sporting about this chap. You can tell from his face and from the extravagant width of his shirt collar. This is no tap-room Larry or collector of stamps of the Empire. Those eyes were made to watch a ball moving down the wicket and that confident smile predicts many a stocking six.

Friday, 2 December 2016

58 : Everytown - To Be Sold

UNKNOWN TOWN SQUARE - PROBABLY 1920s (1612-099)
I suppose this could be any British town or city. There is the required statue of some dead monarch safely ensconced behind a wrought iron fence. Add buses and shops, pigeons and men in hats, and what you get is Everytown. Which, it would appear, is to be sold.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

57 : The Vibrations Of Life Itself

SCANNED PRINT OF ASIAN TOWN SCENE - POSSIBLY SRI LANKA (1612-002)
This is a wonderful photograph. It is so busy. Things are going on all over the place, in every direction, at every level. Look at it and you can here the sounds and smell the smells. You can feel the vibrations of life itself.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

56 : The Confidence Of The Posh

 UNKNOWN GROUP WITH CAR - 1611B-87 
Posh folk have such confidence. The hands comfortably in the pockets. The one-footed, cane-supported stance. The hands very firmly on the purse.

Monday, 28 November 2016

55 : Come In Number 25, Your Time Has Come

Unknown Man and Child In Boat : 1611B-86

A fabulous captured moment - who, when and where don't really matter. Over the years you can almost hear the chugging of the motor. You can almost feel the pride of the grandfather.