So whether it is the trend for vintage in general or my upcoming big 4 - o, I find myself very attracted to what would be considered vintage portraiture at the moment. Whilst cruising around the internet recently, I found this advert from Kodak in the 1920s. Kodak was the company that brought photography into the homes of thousands, even putting cameras into the hands of women (cue gasp) - but it still took photography seriously.
My mum bought some newly discovered portraits of her parents and grandparents over when she came to visit the other day. I hadn't ever seen pictures of that side of the family and even Mum had only seen one or two of them before but they had turned up when my Aunt had been doing research into her family tree. They were fascinating to see obviously on a personal level but photographically, I was struck by the simplicity of the poses and the beauty of the lighting.