Filed under: Canada, Vintage Photo Album | Tags: niagara falls, photo booth, strongbox magazine, vintage family photos
Snowbound most of the month and struck with cabin fever, I decided to start scanning my vintage photo collection and posting it for others to see. I could spend hours looking through vintage photos at flea markets and antique shops if Monster would let me — there is so much other “trash” to discover!
Strongbox Magazine is publishing an all-film issue this spring and the editor asked if Jeff and I would like to do a photo booth project. I’ve wanted to do a series of photo booth self-portraits, but brainstorming with Jeff has been so much more fun. I’ll post some of the pictures after we hit the Warhol photo booth this weekend.
The following photo of my parents is one of my favorites. It’s from a photo booth in Niagara Falls, where they honeymooned in November 1973, 35 years almost to the exact date that Jeff and I went on our own honeymoon (there goes the freaky date connections again with my family – my sister’s anniversary is in November). I scanned it and left it as-is – speckled with dust, torn in half and tattered at the edges. It makes me a bit sad, knowing they’d be divorced only a few years later. They are so young and for that moment, happy.
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