Photo trouvée - Jean-Manuel Simoes
Everyone knows this book by Michel Frizot and Cédric de Veigy “Photo trouvée”, which is frequently found in pawnshops, where it was legitimately born. I have always been surprised to find photos that on the one hand often have a strong artistic side, the other great contemporary. Surprising for a tool (camera) who has been discovered “mode of expression” much, much later. Perhaps it has always been without the period becomes aware, and in this case it is not the image that gives the medium its qualities but the tool.
As any lover of photography I collect, buy, accumulate, classify all these prints, negatives that often I found in the trash or scattered on the sidewalks.
Few weeks online casino ago I found an old envelope with faded color ektas 6×9 inside, although attacked, bitten with a serious color-trend to the mage. Put them drying, throwing a glance I could see a unity with the places pictured.
So I started to scan them, filtered to correct the dominant bleaching outdated, clean all the dust accumulated by living unprotected back scratches … Digital technology and Photoshop made me valuable time in the process that others before me had begun with enlarger and brush.
In fine, I keep this series of 14 images “apparently” taken in the fifties on the North American continent. We can all imagine from there and build any scenario.