The Original Photo Stream Is Prints In Old Shoeboxes

The Original Photo Stream Is Prints In Old Shoeboxes


Mark Kologi has processed over three million photos as part of a business where he buys and sells abandoned personal prints. Family holidays, new cars, abandoned buildings, anything people shot on film he’ll collect and distribute.

He says that people react to the photos differently. Some buy them because they’re looking for artistic or aesthetic inspiration. Others just think they’re cool. And Kologi says that about one person a year comes up to his stand and starts crying because they’re so struck with the history of it all. Or something. Ben Kitnick’s short documentary is a great way of realising that digital photography didn’t create a new impulse in us, it only expanded on one that was definitely already there. [PetaPixel]