My images to scan pile is getting unwieldy so I thought I’d put together a little show of landscape-ish photos most of which I’ve gotten in the last year or so. Click here to see them all. P.S. as there are a number of panoramas it’s probably best viewed on your desktop.
It’s been a cold and rainy spring in Chicago and to me that’s book weather (actually for me pretty much all weather is book weather) so I thought I’d put together a gallery of book/magazine/newspaper related photos for your viewing pleasure. Click here to see them all.
Continuing the religious theme from yesterday I thought I’d put together an album of some of my favorite religion-themed photos. Just over 100 pics- from the sanctified to the ridiculous and back again. Click here to see them all.
In honor of International Women’s Day I thought I’d post a few RPPC’s I’ve picked up recently. Click here to see them all!
I’m closing out Black History Month with a third gallery- This one containing 100 photo booth pics from my collection. See them all here.
In honor of Valentines Day I’ve added a new gallery of (mostly) romantic pics- see them all here.
My review of photos I purchased in 2018 continues with a plethora of pics of people falling, hanging, jumping, and diving. I can’t quite believe I got this many last year so I suspect a few might be from late 2017 that I somehow never got around to scanning. Whatever the case may be you can see them all here.
I bought a lot (and I mean a lot) of photos in 2018 so I thought it was time to get some of them scanned and posted. I thought I’d start with portraits- there’s an edited selection of about 60 here and if you’re a glutton for punishment, the unedited deep dive version of 150 is here.
Hey Folks- If you’re here it’s probably because you remember my old site Square America which I ran from 2005-2011. I took down that site after I was hacked by a Russian porn site (really!) and I had planned a massive, quixotic redesign that would somehow string my entire collection together to tell a story (or least to say something) about American life in the 20th Century along with a second sequence that would say something about the nature of vernacular photography. Needless to say, I abandoned the project and just started posted random stuff on Facebook and later on Instagram.
With this site I’m not really looking to resurrect that project but I hope it’s a bit closer to what I had in mind then than I’m able to do on social media. I’ve been amassing photographs for over 20 years now I’m at a place where it feels somewhere between a collection and an archive (to me anyway! I’m sure real archivists might disagree) and I hope this site can be the best of both worlds; maintaining the surprise and idiosyncrasy you find in collections while still providing the utility of an archive once the entire collection is on-line. It’ll probably be a train wreck but hopefully an enjoyable one.
Speaking of hopefully enjoyable train wrecks, here’s a sequence of photos drawn completely from photos I added to my collection between Nov. 1st and 3rd. I got a bunch of photo in the mail (bought via eBay) and went to a Post Card show on the 2nd and a flea/antique market on the third where I bought lots (and I mean lots!) of photos. This sequence make use of about 1/3 of the photos I got- you can see it here.
It’s election day so I thought I’d post a gallery of politically themed photos for your perusal. You can see them all here. Now get out there and Vote! Vote! Vote!