Tag Archives: Vintage

Vintage 80s: Johnny Stiletto’s London photography

13 Sep

This week is published “Vintage 80s: London Street Photography by Johnny Stiletto”. The book features stunning black and white photographs dating from the 80’s, that capture iconic moments and places, as well as funny and violent encounters on the streets of London. It practically documents the city during that era, on a socio-cultural but also on a political level.

“Among the scenes captured are shots of famous people and places: Mick Jagger walking down the street with his manager, and a photo through the window of Granita on Upper Street, Islington, the restaurant where Gordon Brown and Tony Blair made their infamous leadership pact later in the 90s.”

(via Creative Review)

Granita, Islington


Mick Jagger and his manager, Prince Rupert von Lowenstein


Al Capone's car outside Sotheby's, Bond Street



Vintage ads

14 Jul

The Vintage Madison Ave. tumblr displays a nice collection of vintage ads with their dates. I have always had a fascination with all things vintage, especially images, there’s something about the colors and the feel of the pics that I find extremely beautiful. These ads are no exception, it’s really fun to go through them, and some of them are actually very interesting visually.

Vintage collectible picture postcards of famous Britons

24 Jun

“The complete set of Famous People 1869-1969: 50 of the Greatest Britons, my dog-eared album of collectible picture postcards, which came free with packets of Brooke Bond tea in the 1960s. Like most children at that time, I collected these little potted biographies, trading duplicates in the schoolyard. Interesting the people we considered “famous”, compared to the kind described as “famous” today. Though as a Scot there was always a grievance over the inclusion of England’s World Cup winning soccer manager, Sir Alf Ramsey.”

The illustration on these cards is really amazing, and I love this selection of celebrities intended for kids. I feel like The Disney Channel should take notes.
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(via Dangerous Minds)

Charles Robert darwin (1809-82), Benjamin Disraeli (804-81), William Ewart Gladstone (1809-98), Charles Dickens (1812-70)

Ralph Vaughan-Williams (1872-1958), Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

John Logie Baird (1888-1946), T. E. Lawrence (1888-1935), Charles Spencer Chaplin (1889-1977)

Amy Johnson (1903-1941), Sir Laurence Olivier (1907-1989), Sir Frank Whittle (1907-1996), Dame Alicia Markova (1910-2004)

Robyn Hasty’s vintage photography

6 May

Flavorwire‘s got an interview with photographer Robyn Hasty here.

She travels around the US documenting alternative communities, taking photographs with an old 1896 camera and using the wet plate Collodion technique (more details about that in the interview). What mostly drew me to her work is the process behind it, it’s not the same instant photography that’s so accessible these days, it takes time, and the DIY technique gives surprising results with beautiful tones and shades of grey and silver.