03.29.13
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The Enduring Allure of Vintage Snapshots


Left: The image that sparked John Foster's love of vernacular photography. Right: Another image from his collection.

Collector's Weekly
has profiled John Foster — the force that brings you Accidental Mysteries each week — about his love for, and collection of, vernacular photography. John talks about the photo that got him interested in vernacular photography:
“It was a portrait of two people standing in front of a fence, and you could see over the fence into a housing complex or something, with the grandmother looking over the fence. Then even further back, someone’s in the window. They were all perfectly posed and arranged in a way that I knew was not intentional, but they’re photo-bombing this image in a really wonderful way. I’ve always loved things that happen unintentionally, accidentally.”
Read the full article here.


An eerie image from John Foster's collection.


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