Every so often I stumble across a project that I wish I had thought of and Martin’s View From This Side project is definitely one of them!
Martin discovers and shares slides – scanning them himself and then sharing them on Flickr and the View From This Side website. Isn't that wonderful, I’m totally loving all the photos so far – I practically favourite everyone on Flickr and I’ve browsed through the albums a few times just to see the snapshots of everyday lives from the past.
Here’s a little from the websites about page to explain a bit more.
“View From This Side was born out of a personal passion and fascination with analogue photography and photographs. In a world of Instagram and Facebook, long gone are the days of viewing photographs on a slide projector or thumbing through photo albums of package holidays in Europe. In this age of digital delivery and consumption, many personal memories are being discarded like yesterday’s newspapers, but we want to save them, share them, and maybe reconnect them with the original owners or their family. There are two distinct types of 35mm slide photography – amateur and professional. This project’s primary focus is on amateur slide photography”
Does this make your heart skip a beat too? What a brilliant idea and such great sentiment too!
I've shared some of my favourite slide finds in this post but you can find more on the View From This Side website and Martin’s Flickr page. There is also a Facebook and Twitter page as well.
All photos scanned by Martin and shared here with his permission. Please do not reuse them with asking for Martin's permission first.