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Monday, September 15, 2014

Another Day, Another Life | Vintage Photos

Over the weekend I was going through all the photo albums and things from my school days so I can reorganise everything and I found these pictures of my family members on my dad's side. I absolutely love the classic, timeless look to these photos - there's something about photos from that time that really sucks me in. I think it's because the photos are a lot more natural than most photos today - there was no delete button, no duck faces and a major lack of fake smiles. 

Dad & his cousin (apparently)
Film photography is warm - people look beautiful, the settings are stunning and the tones you get are incredible. Digital photography is so harsh in my opinion - every pore and imperfection shows up clear as day and that ends up being the main focus of the picture. With film, no matter how stupid the expression is everyone still looks gorgeous.



As far as I know, my grandfather died when my dad was eight years old due to an injury he got as a result of being in training for the war. Sometimes I almost feel like it's a curse with the father's in our family because my dad died when I was eight too. As badly as I want kids, I hope and pray that the same thing doesn't happen to them.

My grandfather, Keith (left) and his mates
Photography back in the day really was just capturing moments for your own personal photo album. They weren't plastered everywhere and they weren't for the benefit of anybody else.

Grandad.
A brilliant portrait. This is the kind of photography I love - capturing someone in a natural environment - no studios, no lighting... just a person.
My dad when he was a little one! My brother looks a lot like him in these photos.
Hope you enjoyed. I might do another post like this once I get through scanning the rest of the album! ♥

14 comments:

  1. I love old photographs like this and I agree with them being much more natural.
    Great post!

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    xx

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  2. These are truly wonderful, Erin! I agree with you, film is a completely different approach of photography.

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    1. It really is. Your film photos are gorgeous.

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  3. I'm been increasingly convinced that film is the more authentic side to photos - and it's been proved again here. Thanks for sharing these dear photos! I know how it feels to sift through the past before we were born and yet still reminisce.

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    1. You described the feeling perfectly, Rachel. :) It's crazy that you can feel nostalgic for a time you weren't alive during.

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  4. Loving the ambience in those photos. That's why I shoot film all the time!

    Katrina Sophia

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    1. I would shoot it much more than i do if it wasn't so expensive! I don't mind shelling out money for a roll of film but to pay to get it developed is ridiculously expensive in Australia.

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  5. These are so precious Erin!
    The war ones are just so amazing. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. No problem. I felt compelled to because they were so gorgeous! :)

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  6. Oh wow, these are great! Especially the war ones :)

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  7. I love the Polish series as "Time to Honor". I watch it every Sunday, and when I look at these pictures, they remind me to him. Thank you.

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