Since very long time I collect old photographs. Honestly speaking, I collect lots of things and very bad in organising them (if don’t want to have a hard attack, do not ever try to find something my hard drive)
I can spend the whole day at the flea market flicking through the piles of old pictures. In old times, pictures were taken for purpose. It wasn’t just a random pushing the button and then never printing that awful loads of useless snaps and only stocking them in labyrinths of gigabytes. I think photography of nowadays lost its charm, sadly enough. In the way it exists today, it is either mainstream and average or venal, trying to push us something with its “polished” to ridicule Photoshop product.
My recent trouvaille is this beautiful collection of rare patriotic pictures from the times of WW I. Americans wanted to take a series of patriotic pictures evolving the collaboration of english & american artists, Arthur Mole and John D. And her is the result. Imagine the all the efforts that were done to get a single shot? (what if one of the soldiers sneezes at the right moment?)
More of this kind of photography art in this archive