Posts tagged photography.

Vintage Snapshots Of Italy In The 1980s ›

  March 26, 2014 at 05:13pm

Why We Rescue ›

The purest love?

  March 05, 2014 at 11:39am

6 Vintage Photos That Prove Paris In The Springtime Is Magical ›

  February 25, 2014 at 07:40pm

15 Spectacular Pictures Of Abandoned European Buildings ›

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Each photo is like a million secrets from across time.

  February 24, 2014 at 10:06am

I’ve been doing some genealogical research and found these two photos of my grandmother, her parents and her sister.  I’ve seen both before, framed on shelves or collected in boxes, but finding them online through my own work somehow felt more special.

In the first, my grandmother holds one of her nephews and poses next to her parents.  Her long coat and short heels are indicative of her class and style, and she still pays attention to these types of details today.  My family loves a story from when I was a young girl at my grandparents’ house.  One of my friends was with me, and we went into my grandparents’ room, where I opened the closet.  ”These are my fancy grandma’s clothes and shoes,” I told my friend.

I would have loved to know my great-grandparents, but they unfortunately died long before I was born.  To know them would have been a portal to travel across time and space.  Instead, I try to hold on to whatever has been passed down over time - anecdotes, artifacts, recipes.

In the second photo, my great-aunt Marian poses for her wedding photo with her husband Joe and her wedding party.  Her beautiful, dramatic dress is so indicative of how she was in life.  As a child, I loved her because she was family.  As an adult, after she was gone, I realized I also loved her for how exuberant, bold and fearless she always was.  Uncle Joe is 93, his hair is still black, and I’m sure he misses her every single day.

For our generation, or at least for most people I know, photos like this are treasured relics of the family tree.  Photographs were still special in the 50s and 60s, the time period when the grandparents of the present were growing up.  I wonder how future generations will feel when learning about their predecessors will be as simple as opening a Facebook profile.  I feel sad in a way that they won’t get a quest to discover the past.  They’ll have no adventure and no treasure chest.

  February 23, 2014 at 06:59pm
Patti & Robert.  Credit unknown.  For the Kids.  

Patti & Robert.  Credit unknown.  For the Kids.  

34 Places That Are Even Better During The Winter ›

It’s coming.

  November 06, 2013 at 06:32pm

Richard Renaldi ›

Touching Strangers.

  October 29, 2013 at 09:15pm
101 days.

101 days.

kate santoro ›

Opened portfolio.  

  September 16, 2013 at 11:08am
Patti Smith.  Year/credit unknown.

Patti Smith.  Year/credit unknown.

These Color Photos Of Cairo In 1910 Will Blow Your Mind ›

  August 21, 2013 at 09:50am

26 Incredibly Powerful Images Of Eid Al-Fitr 2013, And What They Say About The World Today ›

#6 stirred me.  As documentary, it’s a wonderful photo.  As subject matter, it’s terribly sad.  #9 is beautiful.

Despite the violence and grief displayed in this list, looking through the photos brought back fond memories of celebrating the bayram in Istanbul in 2011.  

  August 10, 2013 at 07:29pm
Françoise Hardy.  Credit unknown.

pourtant, cette plage est la mêmeje ne suis plus la mêmequ’y a-t-il de changé?

Françoise Hardy.  Credit unknown.

pourtant, cette plage est la même
je ne suis plus la même
qu’y a-t-il de changé?

  August 07, 2013 at 04:10pm
Claudia Cardinale in otto e mezzo.

Claudia Cardinale in otto e mezzo.

  July 30, 2013 at 10:47pm