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July 11, 2008

Family Snapshots

Some time ago I inherited all my dad's old negatives (he was a bit of a photography buff in his early days) and amongst them are some absolute treasures of family snapshot photography. I have yet to go through all the many hundreds (if not thousands) of them - some have never been printed and remain unseen by myself and my 2 brothers.
Recently, I thought I'd try a bit of updating of some of them and so here's an example from c. 1966 in it's original b&w and then colorized in photoshop.

The picture shows me (centre, aged about 4) with my Aunt Doreen, and my brother Ade with our mum, on a beach in Wales. Reminds me how I need to take more snaps of my own 2 boys! I'd forgotten how much I love family snapshots and this thought made me pop over to the very wonderful Museum of Snapshot Photography. The museum is currently a web-based project and not quite fully up and running but when I spoke to Sonja Campbell who curates the museum, she told me it would be updated soon and that she also hopes to secure funding for an exhibition space. Watch this space for news.
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