New collection: 1930s-50s Medium Format

So I recently popped open an envelope full of medium format negatives (around 250 of them) and scanned the first dozen or so. Some have really damaged emulsions, and some are blurry / poorly shot – but then, some of them are not:

We got game.

In addition to a lot of portraits such as this one, there are some real oddballs in here which I look forward to digging into:

I don’t even know what to say about this one.

This looks like an outtake from a Ralph Eugene Meatyard photoessay. I can’t wait to see what the rest of this set looks like, but since I’ve spent 10 minutes with it so far – and my negatives & scanner are hundreds of miles away, since I’m on vacation down South – we shall have to wait to see what the next dozen hold. These were the best two from this lot. In any case, hopefully there’s some more winners in that envelope!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: