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.

120 : Grandfather And Child

Grandfather And Child : Unknown Subject (Dated 1932)