It's Throwback Thursday and here are a couple gems I didn't expect to find. I was looking through some old albums at my Dad's and ran across these photographs.
Meet my grandparents, whose home I pretty much grew up in. They lived just two miles from us and every Friday night and often Saturdays I got to stay at their house. I was as close to the two of them as I was with my parents. In fact, the "SC" ring I still wear was a gift from my grandparents on my 16th birthday.
My apologies for the quality of the scans, but my grandmother's portrait is on a textured paper. Regardless the style couldn't be more classic to the early 1900's.
Think about your work and the gift you provide to each client. Tim Walden, in a Weekend Wisdom podcast a few months ago talked about the way he and Beverly position a fine art portrait. It's not a portrait the client is buying, but a family heirloom being borrowed to pass on to future generations.
So, when was the last time you went off in search of buried treasure? It doesn't get much better than finding 100-year-old photographs buried in the pages of a family album!
I'd love to share some of your throwback images. If you want to join me and are comfortable with sharing them email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Scan the images at 5x7 equivalent at 72 dpi and don't forget to give me a sentence or two about who's in the image and your url for people to contact you. No promises on being able to run everything I receive, but I'll do my best.
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