Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year (1953)

Elaine Johannsen models a hat design by Mr. John of New York City, 1953
Photo courtesy of The Powerhouse Museum
Thanks to Karen Finlay

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas (1957)

Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank
December 20, 1957

Thanks to JazzWax for the share.

Friday, December 5, 2014

San Francisco (1957)

Market Street, October 1957, photographer unknown

This 1957 photo is just one of many wonderful found images that will be on display today through Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Glass Key Photo, 442 Haight Street, San Francisco. The owners are avid collectors of vintage slides and this exhibit just represents the tip of their proverbial iceberg. They were kind enough to engage me to partner in this year's selection of the images under my Vintage San Francisco guise. There is also a book available of all of the images (and more) available here via Blurb.

What sets this exhibit apart? Well San Francisco Found is about exactly that, found images shot by amateurs with varying degrees of interest and skill. At times one feels like they are a voyeur, sneaking glimpses of other people's lives. At other times, it is as if you have stumbled upon a long lost Lee Friedlander or Weegee photo. 

If you are in San Francisco this evening. Please join us for the opening.