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Vanishing Vintage Photos... Find Them Online

Boot Camp feature for Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Those vanishing vintage photos. Find them online. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. He's an actor...remember Freaks and Geeks.... and a writer. But Steve Bannos says his heart lies in collecting old photos. The kind many families have stashed away in dusty old albums or shoeboxes. The art world calls them vernacular photography. Bannos has collected hundreds of thousands....and sells them...the actual photos...not digital copies.... at GargantuaPhoto.com...

"You know it's not just an image from the past. This is a piece of paper too. This is a found object also. That's why when I represent a photo, when I scan a photo, I'll scan the whole thing. I won't crop it ever. I'll scan the whole thing, the edges, the rips, the tears. Because I also look at it, besides just a two dimensional image I look at it as a found object. "

Bannos encourages others to do the same...because in many families...prints like these are disappearing. You can find us with archives, full interviews and more at BootCamp.com. I'm Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Digital Photography