Vintage: adj. of old, recognized, and enduring interest, importance, or quality : classic
I was looking through my archives a couple of weeks ago in order to find some cool images to display in my bedroom (I am redecorating) and at first I wanted to have all kinds of different images on my shelf, make it eclectic and fun, but then I thought that could be a bit busy for my bedroom , so I decided to create a collection more classic, cohesive and inspiring. I found some shots that I took in NYC during my travels there in the last 5 years. I went through thousands of images but these were the ones that spoke to me and I thought would look best as part of the collection. I find a lot of beauty in the imperfections of these images and I think every single one of them communicates something different. Please feel free to comment and tell me about your favorites, I am still trying to decide.
I edited the images giving them an old-vintage feel, including a brownish tonality that would make them look classic and timeless. I know there are MILLIONS of images of this amazing city, but we all have a very personal point of view, and in my opinion, some of these look a bit different from a lot of images I have seen.
I absolutely love square images, and in this particular case, I decided to not only make them square, but also to add up a cool negative border to resemble images taken in the 50s with a Rolleiflex and developed and toned in the darkroom, even though the Ektachrome 100 film is actually a color transparency and it was probably not available in the 50s 🙂 Oops… Oh well, I still think they look really cool.
All images copyrighted by Karina Heneghan Photographics