13 January 2009

foto-op.

i've been wanting to share these pages with you from spring 2008's bon magazine for a while now. the pages that stop you in your tracks are actually taken from erik kessel's book in almost every picture #6, sure to hit your wishlist instantly. (click the images to view larger)
one woman. 52 years. 75 photographs. documenting her existence. freezing herself in time. leaving them behind. can you imagine coming across a cigar box full of photos like this? watching her grow up, seeing the changing styles. that cheshire grin. i just adore these.
they remind me a bit of the plastic school bus frames my mom had, one 'window' of the bus for each year of our school photos. when i next go home (fingers-crossed it's soon) i'll have a look for those. my mom also says she's found her wedding albums and all the love letters she and my father wrote to each other. she says she wants to burn them now that they're divorced and i said nooooooooooo don't you dare!! even though they may not mean something to her now they meant something to both of them then. i can't wait to pour over the pages.

5 comments:

anja louise said...

These are absolutely amazing.

Lady C said...

they're beautiful, why does everyone look noble back then? beautiful pics...

Phoebe said...

Jess, I just saw your comment on my blog - and yes, I saw apricotX is printing a book! I am now "following" your blog. Brill.

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

How haunting and lovely, so very rare for the time period.

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