Friday, September 07, 2007

Family Album

My father painstakingly sifted through old 8mm cine films from my great grandmothers collection shot mainly in the 1960s. He isolated the good frames and chopped them out and reshot them using a really old frame viewer. It took him 4 months to save the family films, and has recently posted CDs containing the images to the family all over the world. Most of them are of our sheep farm which was taken by the National Government back in 1980...but thats a whole other story all together. Here are some of my favourites.


Blogger Christopher de Beer said...

those old pics always look so cool. Its weird ho w the durban beachfront looks so different yet exactly the same... very kul

10:13 AM  
Blogger buttonsandstars said...

Absolutely beautiful.

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Sequana said...

Every person in your family should be thrilled that he did this! It's priceless.

Would the young couple be your grandparents and the little boy your dad?

3:56 PM  
Blogger Spray Glue said...

To Sequana: yes and yes. good people :)


3:59 PM  
Blogger poppy said...

amazing shots! love that one driving on the beach!

10:26 PM  
Blogger Michelle Linden said...

These photos are so special! Thanks for sharing them... I feel completely transported to a different time and place.

5:46 AM  
Anonymous sheba said...

amazing! i love your father for doing this!

1:47 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

I like the ol'Willy's Jeep... them folks look like they'em bounty hunters...

6:40 PM  
Blogger {RNVL} said...

These are just beautiful--what a lovely thing your father did!

4:32 AM  
Blogger Xander said...

Oh my, I love these images. They fan the flames of my love for old South African culture. I want a framed copy of the woman in the veld. -X

3:59 PM  

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