I’ve been quite obsessed with hunting for ‘hidden’ incidents in old postcards for months now and have just been scrutinising a new batch. I haven’t found evidence of a murder (yet) but I feel I have spotted moments of real life that, while entirely incidental to the photographer’s intention, are fascinating or endearing.
Strictly speaking, nothing is truly ‘hidden’ in a postcard, but I search for details which the eye doesn’t usually take in when looking at the postcard as a view of a place. There are details of the scene which are ‘hidden in plain view’ and which, when blown up, take on a life of their own.
I particularly like spotting tiny, faithful dogs and also naughty children.
And what’s going on on the edge of this park?
When I find a ‘secret’ scene that pleases me aesthetically, I make a digital print of it, and I’ll be loading these up onto my website and also into the Found and Chosen Etsy shop.
posted by Jane