50 years from now, I wonder what will happen to the billions of images we create weekly with our smartphones and then post on Twitter & Instagram. Will they all just disappear when our hard drives crash? In the past, when negatives and prints were made by the millions, many were lost and thrown away but as physical things, they got saved too. Vivian Maier was a nanny that also took amazing photos that no one ever saw and after her death, when her images were unearthed, she’s now considered one of the best photographers of the 20th century.
Matthew Salacuse is successful photographer and when not shooting his own jobs, he spends his hours editing through thousands anonymous vintage negatives and slides that have been lost or abandoned over the years. He’s edited the best of the best to offer as editioned prints on his site The Negative Collection. He’s got a great eye and every one of these are rare gems. Here are a few of my faves around the theme of cars and travel. The prints start at $65 and would make GREAT gifts. Btw, anyone shopping for me, I LOVE the black and white hamburger shot.