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1960 Maori Maiden

Posted by
BlindPoet (Whangarei, New Zealand) on 27 July 2013 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

I purchased a pile of photography gear and negatives from a lady whose husband died in 1982. He was a very serious photographer and had started many camera clubs around New Zealand. This was one of the 120 negatives taken in the late 50's and developed in 1960. I have done a heap of work on this, the negatives are scratched and mouldy….but well worth doing. I like the fact that I do not feel like I have to take the picture…….its photography itself and the process I love so much…tis magic. And there are so many beautiful images dying slowly in cupboards and lost to the world. As part of my own photography I learn so much from looking at these...........and giving them new life.

The Blind Poet aka KiwiVagabond on Ipernity
this will give a wider perspective on my mainly analogue and sometimes digital love affair with all things photography. I am often months behind what I am really doing on Aminus3 and I must confess to falling off the daily wagon for some time in 2017. You may find some articles I have written on Ipernity (and they are old too)but you may find interesting. I am enjoying trying to get back into Animus3 this year after that getting off the daily image treadmill time, which one can end up with one posting meaningless images just because you are addicted and want to be in that image number bracket.

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

This picture will hardly avoid the spotlight...wonderful. This will be a tribute to the woman who took the picture.

27 Jul 2013 8:44am

@Basile Pesso: An iconic image Basile. I agree.

~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

This is wonderful and so worthwhile to rescue these beautiful images

27 Jul 2013 10:00am

@~~~Ann~~~: Thanks ann

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!!!!!!!
so so beautiful reflections!!!

27 Jul 2013 4:28pm

@omid: thanks Omid

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

poetic shot
so great BW

27 Jul 2013 6:25pm

@Mohammad/Navvab: Thankyou

L'angevine from Angers, France

trop bien l'effet du reflet

28 Jul 2013 6:49am

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Deserved spotlight, congrats !

28 Jul 2013 6:51pm

@Basile Pesso: Thanks Basile

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

28 Jul 2013 7:07pm

@omid: Thanks.................its the image that did it

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

It is magic, and wonderful to include the history of this photo. Congratulations on Spotlight.

28 Jul 2013 7:44pm

@kiwisa: many thanks

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

A magnificent picture that deserves to be rescued ...
and really deserves this Spotlight ... Congratulations !!!

28 Jul 2013 8:21pm

@Baldwin Vandewalle: Many thanks Baldwin........yes a beautiful image. The guy who took it was a very good photographer, and I enjoyed rescuing that image

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

28 Jul 2013 8:34pm

@Ruthiebear: Thankyou Ruth

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

Congratulations for the spotlight

28 Jul 2013 9:59pm

@Calusarus: many thanks

tidus from tehran, Iran

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT

28 Jul 2013 10:56pm

@tidus: many thanks.................she deserves it, and the person who did the shot

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful portrait and reflection! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

28 Jul 2013 11:06pm

@Elaine Hancock: The guy who took it did really well..........its a classic. Thanks Elaine

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent reflection Congratulations for the spotlight

29 Jul 2013 5:33am

@PATRICK: merci Patrick

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb!!! Congrats for the Spotlight.

29 Jul 2013 7:12am

@Tede: Merci

~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

Right on!

29 Jul 2013 7:24am

@~~~Ann~~~: Thanks Ann

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

well done*****

29 Jul 2013 8:17am

@Dimitrios: thankyou

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Wow - great picture and great work getting it to this level. If there's one person who I know would love your skills and work it's Phil David Morris - a collector, connoisseur and artist himself (he's on aminus too). Congrats on the spotlight. Cheers!

29 Jul 2013 9:51am

@Nitin: Many thanks..........tried to find Phil. Not sure if I did....will look again

saran from shiraz, Iran

Congratulations on the Spotlight!!!

29 Jul 2013 11:09am

@saran: Thanks Saran

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful memories and great work to repare and show his photographies ! Really superb !

29 Jul 2013 2:40pm

@Mhelene: Merci..........I love too that old images can live again. Appreciated.