i was lucky enough to get my paws on a box of original vintage photos of stellenbosch, taken by photographer christo s. botha, who started taking photos of the town as a student in 1938. the photos are from a book called discover historic stellenbosch. if you’re a stellenbosch resident (or frequent visitor) you’ll recognise all these spots…
black and white
first spotted this over at stay fancy free - they were taken by nina leen who churned out countless of amazing photographs that i’m happily discovering all over the internet. how amusing are these college girls parading around in their slacks? what a revelation. looking good.
more vintage posts soon, i promise.
cappuccino for me, please.
all images from life magazine
a bicycle pageant in 1948, all images from life magazine
if you peruse celeb blogs you might have noticed that the cannes film festival was on and ended a couple of days ago (see my favourite fashion picks if you like). these are photos from cannes in 1962…
Actress Natalie Wood with actor Warren Beatty surrounded by photographers
American serviceman admiring two female pedestrians at the Cannes Film Festival.
Actress Elke Sommer attending the Cannes Film Festival amid a sea of photographers.
wouldn’t mind feeling like this right now.
i decided to start scanning in all our old family photographs, mostly for safety’s sake – but also to share some of the pretty radical images my parents have in their archives. you can see the complete (and growing) set here.