2000 Light Years From Home

 
© Vladimir Romantsov

© Vladimir Romantsov

 

hello friends,

i spent the afternoon perusing an amazing photography exhibition at our local art museum. ok, not really. i, actually, found a stunning tumblr site 2000 light years from home (like the rolling stones album) and i got lost for more than a little bit.

the whole site is centered around thought-provoking, provocative and always beautiful vintage photographs. children seem to the main subjects and i haven’t been able to pry myself away. photographs like these have me wanting to capture the seemingly mundane…which would entail dusting off my cameras and film…not such a bad idea actually…

i have taken the time to pull some of my favorites, but this is just a small sampling. do yourself a favor and go get lost in 2000 light years from home. there is also something to be said for tumblr. amongst the weirdness of social media tumblr still seems a bit like the artistic wild, wild west…go.

 
Boy, Near Cincinnati, Ohio, Photo by John Vachon, c. 1943

Boy, Near Cincinnati, Ohio, Photo by John Vachon, c. 1943

 
 
Children at Play, Photo by Hiram Maristany, 1965

Children at Play, Photo by Hiram Maristany, 1965

 
 
Sid Grossman, Chelsea, New York, 1938.

Sid Grossman, Chelsea, New York, 1938.

 
 
℗ Sten Didrik Bellander

℗ Sten Didrik Bellander

 
 
Steven Liebman, American (20th century)  “Harvard Men” c. 1969

Steven Liebman, American (20th century)
“Harvard Men”
c. 1969

 
 
Jerome Liebling, Girl, West Side, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1962.

Jerome Liebling, Girl, West Side, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1962.

 
 
Paolo Pellegrin, Gosha, Las Vegas

Paolo Pellegrin, Gosha, Las Vegas

 
 
by Bob AdelmanPeople’s wall, World’s Fair, New York, 1965

by Bob AdelmanPeople’s wall, World’s Fair, New York, 1965

 
 
From American Colour 1962-65    Tony Ray Jones

From American Colour 1962-65

Tony Ray Jones

 
 
Self-portait    Vivian Maier

Self-portait

Vivian Maier

 
 
New York, 1960s // © Bill Eppridge

New York, 1960s // © Bill Eppridge

 
 
Dogwalk    Egon Kronschnabel

Dogwalk

Egon Kronschnabel

 
 
Interlude, after watching the Fourth of July Parade, Vale, Oregon, 1941    // © Russell Lee

Interlude, after watching the Fourth of July Parade, Vale, Oregon, 1941

// © Russell Lee

 

xo

mrs. french