Thursday, 20 May 2010

Looking back

Here's a very small selection of 1920s' photos of Japan – that somehow seem even older. Most of their interest is their age, as their subjects are not always so interesting. Like a trend around the turn of this century (in the photos of Hiromix, for example) that continues with ubiquitous mobile phone cameras, they are just unspectacular photos of the everyday. A title like the first – 'The Color of Spring Outside The Window' – is a nice oddity for a monochrome photo, while the Afternoon in Foreigners District is a curious reminder of changed times. I do like Quiet Town, above.

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