Saturday, 25 July 2015

Passport Portraits of Yesteryear No.1.

The passport photographs in today's documents are characterless approximations of the subject, formalised by the constrictive rules governing pose, and then pixilated and digitised into homogeneity.
It wasn't always like that.
Over the next few weeks I shall present to you a selection of portraits from my collection. Study them and imagine what the person's life was like.

Karl Wild.

A seventeen year old German from Lothringen (Lorraine) photographed in 1915.

Three years later at the end of the Great War, this German region in which he had been born and in which he lived, was returned to France.

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