Review: Agenda: PHOTOGRAPHY: Lost pictures of the first world war
(Observer (UK) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Imagine discovering that an old camera you'd just bought contained images from the first world war. That's what happened to Anton Orlov, a photographic artist based in San Diego, who bought a stereoscopic camera in a small antique shop in Los Angeles. "Inside each film chamber I found a stack of neat little glass plate holders . . . the last thing I ever expected to find were negative images on those plates!" After scanning the negatives, he realised the images were taken in France and dated back to the first world war. Here's a selection from Orlov's find - "quite possibly seen for the very first time," he suggests. Visit thephotopalace.blogspot.co.uk to view more.
HOUSE IN A RIVER AFTER BOMBARDMENT
'I absolutely love finding images that likely have never been seen by anyone in the world,' Orlov says.
A TOWN SHOWING SIGNS OF WAR
Orlov found the negatives in a Jumelle Bellieni stereoscopic camera. 'I knew I had to have it for my collection,' he says.
THREE SOLDIERS AND REMAINS OF AN AIRPLANE
Unsurprisingly, the find confirms Orlov's 'personal preference for analogue' over digital photography.
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