Collector makes case for vernacular photography


General Photography

This is an interesting story about a collector who estimates he has amassed more than 35,000 vernacular photographs: “There are a huge number of collectors who just collect one or two themes—girls with dogs, boys with bikes, snapshots from a particular year. I buy a wide range of pictures because I like the images. If I look through 50 photographs, there will be 50 different reasons why I like them.” A small part of the collection has now been compiled into Dive Dark Dream Slow by Melissa Catanese.