Snapshot Photography, Part II
When I was younger, I loved the colours of Mum and Dad’s photo albums. In my head, they were orange and yellow and had some great fashion. When it came time to collect resource material for my project today, I wanted to capture the feel of these photos. I’m so glad I could rely on my memory, because these photos were just as lovely as I remembered.
When I first collected the album to be scanned, Mum went through and named everyone for me, explained locations, and I’ve promptly forgotten. What did strike me was how much they looked like photos that my friends and I upload to the internet today. They’re photos of mates drinking, laughing, perhaps a couple of a surly sibling — just like the photos we take. I don’t know the stories, but I think the photos speak for themselves.
This photo and the one above it may not have originally been this colour, instead they may be a result of the acid in the photo album. I believe this would still count towards being an “accidental” photo that’s taken 30+ years to develop. Obviously this doesn’t really happen with digital photography, so it’s a bit of a gem.