Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Intimacy Breeds Familiarity


As I have said several times before, negative scanning and repairing is a therapeutic occupation. Once the full size picture emerges you get the opportunity to become intimate with the image whilst removing the dust specks and scratches of history. And intimacy breeds familiarity - and familiarity gives vent to memory. It was only as I digitally brushed away dust from this negative that I remembered where it was taken (Eastbourne), when it was taken (the 1980s) and what I was doing at the time.

9 comments:

  1. Photos are a great vehicle for memory lane.

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  2. The older we get the more we will need these visual 'pokes' to be able to remember things.

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  3. Thank goodness for the photo, I wondered where this was leading! The more I see the results of your negative scans, the more I regret slinging all my negatives out:(

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  4. I spent pleasant days fooling with negatives. It's pleasant to be checking up the old days.

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  5. It sometimes feel like you have created magic. I use photoshop to fix an old photo of my dad's from the war. It was one of Noter Dame and the actual photo was almost unrecognizable. Adjustment through photoshop made me feel like I was in a darkroom and I was being able to readjust it to increase its values. Those features were hiding behind all that dark. Your photo is great to see.

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  6. I love it when those things happen, and bring back happy memories- songs have a way of doing that for me too!

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  7. So the moral of the story is that if we put some effort into something we will find something interesting.

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  8. Isn't great when such a positive is born from a negative?

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  9. This is a great posting I have read. I like your article. Thank you

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