I continued to open boxes of old slides as they came, and May took me on a journey to Asia, the Far East, USA, and Canada. In the images most liked on Instagram are busy streets, beautiful palaces and people going about their lives in diverse cultures on opposite sides of the world. I’ve also begun to have a thing about slide mold and damage. It comes with the territory – mold loves film! One approach is to remove it digitally, another to ignore it, but I’m starting to have fun with it.
First up are these two young Tokyo women in their twin outfits snapped on a business trip in 1965. I love the navy blue and pale lemon of their clothing with splashes of red. Their happy, relaxed vibe and contemporary looks make them immediately appealing to us, no wonder they got the most likes this month.
Don’t spill the coffee! From Canada in the 1960s. A happy weekend cabin dweller carrying a cup of hot tea or coffee, while walking jauntily out of the cabin door and being careful not to spill. There are fresh caught fish hanging up, a mop and bucket and a gentle forest scene in the background.
These two images are of New York City’s Broadway streets in 1968. With old cars, depth, colour, early evening light and sign boards, this was a joy to edit.
I absolutely love this image of a store selling traditional Chinese porcelain on a street in Hong Kong in 1965.
A lovely, deep pink and orange sunset taken in India in the 1980s.
The Palace Museum at Udaipur, India in the early 1980s. The off-beat composition, dark shadow in the foreground, delicate, rich colours and glints of gold make this an instantly pleasing image.
Young woman all dressed in yellow – even the sunglasses are yellow – smoking a cigarette on a bicycle. Possibly Stanley Park in Vancouver, Canada. She is so very cool.
Not a very good photo of Hong Kong City in the 1960s but made interesting because of the two strange circles on it. These were created by my scanner reacting to damage on the surface of the film. They’re fascinating digital marks, made up of colors found in the photograph.