Monday, September 08, 2008

Harry's Photographs

Brace yourselves . . . I've started to scan and process my father's photographic work. What a wonderful continuum: Harry's daughter working on his images. I'm having such fun with this. He developed his own film and made his own prints, so when I scan a negative and get it on my monitor screen (and invert it to a positive), I see what he saw in his darkroom. I love this.

At first I thought I wouldn't do anything with pictures of people I don't recognize. But some of them are interesting in an historical sense—the way they dressed in the 1940s, the look of their surroundings—and some are funny. Of those, some are intentionally funny, like this one.

My dad like to set up humorous or dramatic scenes once in a while. At the piano is my family's lifelong friend, Dick Dubè. His drunken fan probably wasn't drunk (although you never know). I'm not sure who she was, but she played her part well. Click on the image for a closer look.

I may start a new blog for these photographs. Or maybe I'll just post them occasionally here.


crystal said...

Maybe you could publish a book of his photos. I have photos my grandmother took that are interestingly old. It's fun to look through them.

Helen said...

I love black and white photos. They're even better when you can put a story to them.

Jenny Hill said...

What a treasure trove! This one's great. I love the look on her face.

Indigo Bunting said...

Wow. I love this shot.

Mali said...

What a wonderful project. I look forward to seeing more!