Tag Archives: vintage

Any excuse.

Robert French?

Main Street, Bagnelstown, county Carlow today (top) and at the turn of the 20th century (above)

Steve Bowbrick writes:

Look at this scene, from Bagenalstown maybe 120 years ago (above): Six donkeys, four horses, two bicycles, two coppers, one dog and at least 50 hats. From the brilliant National Library of Ireland Flickr account

The vintage Soviet Russian collages of Dutch artist Tamara Stoffers. None of your digital jiggery-pokery here. Sez she:

The Soviet Union has a mysterious appeal to me. Its typical visual language in architecture and art feels nostalgic to some and is still relevant to others. I compose my images of old books concerning the USSR, cutting and pasting to create new situations. For me, crafting these works is a game. By digging through archives without a preconceived plan, I subconsciously find visual connections. My biggest challenge while doing this lies in the limitations caused by the size and subject of the source material. Subtle traces of the material and of my interventions, like grids and cuts, show that the basis is strictly analogue.


Stop that.

Dublin, Summer 1974.

Rarely seen images of Dublin life from noted American street photographer William Gedney.

Gedney spent a week in Ireland in July 1974 on a stopover to London calling on from top: The Forty Foot, Sandycove, County Dublin; Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2; Sandymount Strand, Dublin 4; Leonard’s Corner, South Circular Road, Dublin 8; Caledon Road, East Wall, Dublin 3; near the Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin 2.

William Gedney photographs and papers (Duke University)

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