The Good Old Days

Searching through old family photos for an art project I am currently working on, I stumbled upon quite a few intriguing images. Many of the photos from the 1920's and 30's have a spooky, yet beautiful quality to them that I love. Both candid and staged, the images possess a haunting sensibility that just isn't found very often these days. Even supposed lighthearted images hold a certain seriousness and hardship in them that can't be disguised.

Aside from the obvious allure of the aesthetic, historical photos speak to our imagination. Creating numerous scenarios surrounding the figures present is a favourite pastime of mine. The images create a romantic gesture to a time and place that will never again be visited. Until of course, time travel becomes available. In which case you may see me joining these fellows for a drink or two!


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