3/29/10

By Anonymous

For a while there I was heavy into collecting "vernacular" photography. These are anonymous photos, usually found at flea markets, garage sales, on ebay, etc., that have a genuine—intentional or not—artistic quality. Was turned on to this genre by friend and art dealer David Raymond. We were trying to get a book off the ground until the market became flooded with similar material. Rather than let them sit in a dark closet for eternity, I thought I'd share some of these accidental Lartigues, Meatyards, Egglestons, and Cartier-Bressons.









8 comments:

  1. Really great post. Thanks for sharing these.

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  2. Wow. I wouldn't think that any of these weren't done by professional photographers. Very cool.

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  3. these are great. Love the double exposure one with that woman. Well, looks like many more book covers can be designed from these alone. Great post as always.

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  4. someones been saving all those EB "today" images! sad i missed the aiga comedy book thing the other nite.. you'll have to fill me in

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  5. These are mine, not EB's. Comedy was hilarious.

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