Sunday, June 27, 2010

I've been obsessing, for the past several years, about life in America in the 50s and 60s. I've dedicated a lot of my photography to this obsession, and have spent a lot of time searching and discovering antiques from this era. 

I've been thinking about how I can change my life and become more involved in these things that fascinate me so much. I've decided to dedicate this weeks photography to the 1950's, if it goes well Im considering starting a Flickr group for it, if you're also interested in this sort of thing, voice it! 

Also it seems that there has been a lot of buzz around snail mail lately. I coincidently picked up these old letters (featured in this post) while vintage shopping yesterday and then received a message from my great friend Liz about the effort Shutter Sisters is making, and the discovery of The One Hundered Postcard Project . I do find letters and classic mail fascinating especially when it was the primary way of communicating with friends, family and lovers who were away. 

Please speak up if you have similar interests in 1950s and 60s fashion, music, lifestyle, etc. Do you use it as inspiration in your photographs? 


  1. i love your fascination with the 50s and 60s. i can't wait to see what you come up with for this week and i think the flickr group is a great idea! now i just need to figure out how to master the art of recreating the 50s and 60s in my photography :) these letters are awesome, i can only wonder what they said.

  2. It was for sure one of the most interesting times in American history.

  3. a girl after my own heart! : )
    we just acquired a whole set of postcards from the 40's & 50's that belonged to my husband's grandparents, i think it is the coolest thing ever!
    i have a serious love of old things as well, from many different eras and we spent this past saturday night at a drive-in theater with the kids.

  4. Love your photos! We also have a love for this time period and our house is slowly filling up with everything from old typewriters to vintage letters!