Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,506   Posts: 1,543,497   Online: 1030
      
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20
  1. #1
    TheFlyingCamera's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Washington DC
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    8,355
    Blog Entries
    51
    Images
    439

    Collecting Vintage Images

    So who here collects vintage images? I've gotten hooked on collecting vernacular tintypes and daguerreotypes. Fortunately they're still quite affordable for the most part, although vintage Dags are starting to get up there. I just won an auction for an actual Plumbe signed dag. Looking forward to getting it in my hands.

  2. #2
    tjaded's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,018
    Images
    75
    I collect vintage images...my main thing is Kodachromes from the 1940's-1960's. I would love to buy some daguerreotypes, but everytime I see some for sale they are out of my price range. I have lots of random prints from the early 20th century, but Kodachromes are what I am hooked on.
    --------------------
    "Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it." -Paul Strand

    www.glasskeyphoto.com

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    1,337
    I like to collect stereo cards from the late 19th-early 20th centuries. They're relatively cheap, easy to come by, and some of them are visually pretty amazing. I collect all kinds of scenes from all over the world, mostly choosing ones I like for their composition or for the complexity of the stereo effect. Fun stuff.

    Peter Gomena

  4. #4
    Stephen Frizza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    1,380
    Images
    174
    I collect vintage images, im not a huge collector but as i come across images of interest i acquire them. I have a love of 1950's homoerotica printed on silk and world war 2 images taken by amateur soldiers
    "Its my profession to hijack time" ~ Stephen Frizza.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Sydney
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,349
    Images
    84
    I'm an occasional buyer of vintage photos if I find the look of the process interesting and if the image has some resonance for me. I own one daguerreotype; a mounted Kodachrome soft porn image from the '50s and a range of glass negatives of varied subject matter. I like the glass negs because I then own the original and can make prints from them.

  6. #6
    luvcameras's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    379
    Here are some "vintage" images of photographers http://antiquecameras.net/photographers18601900.html

    Dan
    Antique and Classic Camera BLOG
    www.antiquecameras.net/blog.html

  7. #7
    Sjixxxy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Zenith City, MN
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    394
    Images
    18
    I love looking for strange prints taken by people who's names I'll never know. I like to keep them as fall back content for days when I want to create a new blog post, but aren't in the mood to write. Everything I've shared so far can be accessed though the following page http://www.kpraslowicz.com/category/...s-photographs/
    Gear: Camera, Brain, Light.
    Website - FB

  8. #8
    Sjixxxy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Zenith City, MN
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    394
    Images
    18
    While we are on the subject, does anyone else get disheartened when they notice an old image in an antique store or where ever, only to realize it is a badly scanned & injetted copy on closer inspection?
    Gear: Camera, Brain, Light.
    Website - FB

  9. #9
    Ria
    Ria is offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    160
    Images
    49
    Quote Originally Posted by Sjixxxy View Post
    While we are on the subject, does anyone else get disheartened when they notice an old image in an antique store or where ever, only to realize it is a badly scanned & injetted copy on closer inspection?
    Absolutely.
    But what makes me sad is to come across a stack of images, multiple generations of the same family, and realize that either there is no one left to care about these images and the people they represent or that there is a familiy out there that has lost this chunk of their history.
    Ria

    P.S. As a favour to your descendants, please identify all people in your photos. I have boxes of images of people to whom I am related and I have no idea who they are.

  10. #10
    TheFlyingCamera's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Washington DC
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    8,355
    Blog Entries
    51
    Images
    439
    Quote Originally Posted by Sjixxxy View Post
    While we are on the subject, does anyone else get disheartened when they notice an old image in an antique store or where ever, only to realize it is a badly scanned & injetted copy on closer inspection?
    That's absolutely depressing. Fortunately I haven't come across much of that other than to fill picture frames, and then it's been obvious that they're selling the frame rather than the image.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin