vintage photoraphy


Sammy Slabbinck renders dynamic collage prints, combining vintage photographs with contemporary compositional styles. The images are cut up into pieces and redistributed, playing with exaggeration and proportions. Other times, the images are placed in a reverse context, juxtaposing modern ideals with traditional states of mind. Sammy Slabbinck is a Belgian artist. His eye for muted tones and surreal compositions make his work engaging and memorable.

Funny thing. Looking for a photo of that cartoon I did way back when I found a bunch of photos of photos I took after the floor collapsed and we were frantically were moving things, and I came across this one. 

Now I never met my mother’s father. He died not long before I was born, and since he had been a minimal presence in Mom’s life after his divorce and new family I don’t really think about him at all. In fact, I don’t remember seeing a photo if him before. Still, looking at this photo, I thought the tall guy in the back HAD to be him. Other than the mouth there is a strong resemblance to one of my uncles (interestingly the one named after him).

Yep! I showed the photo to Mom and she said it was her father as a teenager, before he got his teeth fixed (she insists he looked much better than he does here).

Interesting how family resemblances can be so strong….

310/365 Organized my vintage photos from the 1940’s into my Polaroid albums. I am semi considering starting a collection of vintage photography….I mean come on they are just so cool. These photos are pretty beat up and scratched but I hope to clean them and get them scanned so I can start using them for projects. Do you have any vintage photography?