Vintage Snapshots

found photos & other curiosities

Category: Quirky Composition

Portraits: Chin

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Portraits: Shoe

Oddball snapshot of woman posing upside down on grass in dance move, circa 1940s Los Angeles.

“In L.A. soon” (c 1940s)

Part of an album acquired yesterday originally spotted by John Taylor, who has an eagle eye for all sorts of photographic tributaries. The inscription on the back is nice too. It reads: “This is one of the dances June will do on the stage in L.A. soon. June, 142nd St, Haw.”

Upside Down

Strange vintage 1970s color snapshot of person  doing a handstand in an open field

Upside Down, 1974

Picnic

Quirky vintage c. 1960s photo of a woman eating, with Coke bottle and cat-eys glasses

Caught unawares, or just uncooperative? (c. 1960s)

“Still Life”

Odd, dreamy abstract photo of a framed portrait next to a bunny figure sitting on a table

Abstract interior scene, circa 1940s

A Happy Mistake

Vintage photo of a dog jumping out of the frame, circa 1920s

Up in the Air, circa 1920s

Or at least I assume this result was not exactly what they were trying to achieve. If they were, more power to them. It is sort of a particularly well-composed shot as it stands, and is one of my favorite images at the moment. It makes me at least wonder, though, how many digital photos today may end up being deleted should they at first glance appear something of a mistake.

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