anniedog

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For the final part of this series, I revisited my childhood homes and the places featured in some of the old family pictures, and photographed these locations using my trusty Holga.  I then superimposed the old photographs onto the new ones, being careful to allow both to show through on the final image.  I was surprised to find that the locations had hardly changed at all, but in the end, I had to admit that my memories of these places are bound up with the photographs and that what I remember is looking at the photographs rather than the actual events taking place in front of the camera.

strange country 16

For the final part of this series, I revisited my childhood homes and the places featured in some of the old family pictures, and photographed these locations using my trusty Holga.  I then superimposed the old photographs onto the new ones, being careful to allow both to show through on the final image.  I was surprised to find that the locations had hardly changed at all, but in the end, I had to admit that my memories of these places are bound up with the photographs and that what I remember is looking at the photographs rather than the actual events taking place in front of the camera.

comments (17)

  • kay
  • United States
  • 13 Apr 2009, 01:24
This is a great technique. I love what you've done here smile
anniedog: Thanks for the appreciative comment Kay.
Ingrid
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 13 Apr 2009, 01:27
It is definitely fascinating, Ingrid! I find myself studying these images intently because there's more than what first meets the eye.
anniedog: A double dose of details - then and now!
Ingrid
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 13 Apr 2009, 01:36
Good work Ingrid
anniedog: Thanks Vintage
Ingrid
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 13 Apr 2009, 02:14
Very imaginative technique Ingrid. Works very well
anniedog: Thanks Tony - a continuation of what I was doing before really. I just wanted to get the sense of place.
Ingrid
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Apr 2009, 07:35
Ingrid, this is a fascinating series, there is so much to see, the technique will aways be a secret to me, but I don't care, I just enjoy looking at them, you have shown us 500 quality pictures, a lot of them I have seen, your blog and dear words have always been an inspiration for me.
Thank you.
anniedog: Thanks Astrid - I can't believe I've done 500 photographs. It seems such a short time ago that I started! It's nice to know that you have appreciated them so much - I always value your comments.
Ingrid
500 pictures well done. This is yet again a gem Ingrid. I think using the Holga was a brilliant idea.
anniedog: 500 pictures seems like an awful lot, yet the time has passed so quickly! The Holga seemed a natural choice for these.
Ingrid
Congrats on your 500th! What a great idea you had to use "Holga"! The result is fabulous.
anniedog: Thanks Richard - here's to another 500! The Holga just seemed a natural choice for these.
Ingrid
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Apr 2009, 10:25
You're probably too young to remember this charming image being taken Ingrid: your treatment of it is sublime
anniedog: I definitely don't remember this far back - I must have been about 8 or 9 months old. I think my first memories were from about age 3.
Ingrid
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Apr 2009, 10:50
Yeah - look like trouble, even at that age ;o)
anniedog: Apparently I was a model child (until I hit my teens) but I did always wonder why my parents stopped at me!
Ingrid
great idea once again Ingrid and super processing toosmile
anniedog: Thanks Tim - I thought the Holga would suit the subject matter well.
Ingrid
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 13 Apr 2009, 12:18
Congratulations on 5oo quality images. Thanks for sharing how you achieved this effect. Lovely work and a wonderful series.
anniedog: Thanks very much Aussie - 500 seems like an awful lot. I'd best start preparing for the next 500! I'm glad you have liked this series.
Ingrid
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Apr 2009, 12:42
An interesting continuation of your series to visit the childhood homes again! I can well understand your intention and your final thoughts and I admire your technique/treatment "on the final image"!
Some time ago I reported a bit about my recent experiences as I visited my childhood homes. House number "35"- all the different numbers and streets of the homes wherever I lived -and I lived on some places- I know by heart, they must be burnt into my brain!
You are sure many memories "are bound up with the photographs" and in my language we know the ambivalent expression 'to have a photographing/photographic memory".
anniedog: It certainly is a strange sensation, like stepping back in time, when you visit your childhood homes. Thanks for all your valuable comments and observations.
Ingrid
Bravo for the whole serie !!
anniedog: Thank you Zeb - I'm pleased that you have liked this series.
Ingrid
An excellent combination Ingrid.
anniedog: thanks Brian - I went back with my father so he was able to see exactly how little it had changed.
Ingrid
I like this series - some of the pictures feels very personal and intimate, without showing to much if that makes any sense....
anniedog: Thanks Aksel - yes, it is a personal series, but as you say, I didn't want to be showing too much!
Ingrid
I like your explanation Ingrid. This place looks as if it was well cared for.
Thats a clever idea, well executed!

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