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Camping Girls

Four young girls playing at camping, mid 1960s. The wooden fruit boxes have Graymead Farm printed on the side, and Google tells me that this is probably the present-day one in the Villiersdorp area, Western Cape. It was probably a fruit farm. Love how this shows us a contrasting childhood for girls to the norms today. Nothing here is pretty or pink. These girls are down and dusty, barefoot campers, having fun with the simplest of props. It even looks like they’ve been making fire. Its rough and earthy and I love it. Respect to the parents who allowed their girls to create this experience and lovingly photographed it.

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Posted by on January 18, 2016 in Camping, Children, Nature, South Africa, Summer

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Beach on the coast of Spain

I tackled this slide because of its physical qualities but fell in love with the scene along the way. The slide is in shocking condition, faded to pink and flimsily framed, but interesting because it is a large size – 4mm square. I know this beach is in Spain because of others – labelled – from the same original collection. I like the natural location of the beach, the absence of houses and the feeling of it being a secret cove, given by the rough cliffs. Down at the sea shore I love the boats and the small wooden pier.

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The original unfocused image and the condition of the slide invited a romantic painterly treatment,
achieved with Topaz Labs new Impressions filter.

Before and after

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Posted by on November 3, 2014 in Beach scene, Europe, Summer, Swimming

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Agfa Prints Envelope

Not a slide but a photo prints envelope from Agfa circa 1970s. This was found in a box of slides given to me and I like its crumpled texture as well as the colorful, summer holiday theme.

Agfa

 

Posted by on December 27, 2013 in Beach scene, Photography, Summer, Woman

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