So as many of my blog followers may know, I have been working on identifying a group of negatives I bought online last year from the early 1900s. A year later and I’m still working on getting the answers. It is sort of strange to think of “reading” a photograph. I can’t think of a better […]Read more "A Photographer’s Story Is Never Finished"
As you may or may not know from following my blog, I not only love old photography and the history of photography but I am also a photographer. Lately I have been working in the darkroom a lot and using alternative processes in my pieces. I am trying something new to me, which is assemblage […]Read more "Remnants"
So if you read my blog at all you probably can guess I’m pretty interested in photography, especially darkroom and alternative techniques. So I’m constantly on the look out for new (old) things that were part of photographic history. I ended up buying what I thought could be a daguerreotype online a few weeks ago. […]Read more "The Case of the Hidden Mother"
So to preface this post, I bought an old Kodak negative album online in January of this year. The album was made in the early 1900s and it had close to 100 negatives inside. When I bought the album I knew it would have some negatives in it but no description of what they were […]Read more "Who Am I? The story of 100 Year old negatives #FinishingTheStory"
So as I mentioned in my previous post, I am working on a historical photo documentary/archiving project. A little background on the project- I bought a set of negatives off the internet and I had no idea what I was getting (seller didn’t know where they had come from/ no known information on the images). […]Read more "Finishing The Story- The Unknowns and The Internet"
So the project I’ve been posting about over the last few months, “Finishing The Story” is still well underway. I have been emailing archivists, searching online, and am knee deep in books trying to identify all these images from the early 1900s. I guess you could say I hit a bit of road block in […]Read more "Finishing The Story- The Forgotten"
So my project “Finishing The Story” is still a bit of a work in progress. I have made so many discoveries from these negatives over the last few months that my head is spinning. I have found that images are primarily some the Southern United States (or at least the ones I have identified so […]Read more "Finishing The Story- Research & Repeat"
So my last few posts have been on a project I like to call “finishing the story.” Basically I’m finding old rolls of film that haven’t been developed as well as old negatives and making prints and doing a little research to find out the history behind the images. Currently I’m working on a lot […]Read more "Finishing The Story– Test Prints"
So as I mentioned in my last post I am working on cataloguing over 100 negatives I bought off the internet. They needed a little love, as they obviously hadn’t been taken out of the album I got them in quite some years. The story is still unfolding but I feel confident based on some […]Read more "Finishing The Story: The Details In The Questions"
There is nothing quite like a good photographic mystery. I find myself constantly finding old photographs and negatives and trying to figure out the history behind them. I don’t know exactly why I’m drawn to it, only that I feel like the untold stories of ordinary lives are important and should be remembered and learned […]Read more "Finishing The Story"