Wednesday, 23 January 2013

John Hinde Photography


Being from a trashy seaside town, I have a penchant for picture postcards. Not the mucky variety but the hyper-real type. Enhanced in post-production to make everything look better than it appeared in real life. I first came across the John Hinde Collection at the Vintage Festival in 2011. Original transparencies of the photographer's glorious technicolour postcards from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, had been turned into limited edition prints that drew me in, like a kid to a Blackpool ice-cream van on a hot summer's day (that's my hometown, in case anyone was wondering). Beautiful, aren't they?

The Collection was put together by John Hinde enthusiasts Marcus Davies and Michelle Abadie, who met over a shared love of postcards when Abadie co-edited the book Nothing To Write Home About. And have since built an online catalogue recording Hinde's work. These images of holiday resorts provide a snapshot of post-war Britain and give a real glimpse into the social and political landscape of the time. I'm thinking of getting Mr That's Not My Age one for his birthday, but sssh, don't tell him.




John Hinde Collection prints are now available at The Photographer's Gallery.

10 comments:

Déjà Pseu said...

Oh, I LOVE those!!!

fabriquefantastique said...

most interesting. Coming from a trashy seaside town myself, I am at once, drawn in and repelled.

Veshoevius said...

They're great!

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

There's something really interesting about the colours. They're beautiful! xo

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Coming from a state full of trashy seaside towns...I really liked these!! Colorful and fun!

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

I can see why you like his photography - very vibrant and appealing without looking photoshoped, which is a rare find these days. Bisous

Lucy said...

What fantastic photos - I love all the yellow in them!

Chicatanyage said...

Lovely photos.
Have been trying to reply to your email about meeting up for coffee but it keeps bouncing back. Do you have another address? or an alternative way to contact.

Unknown said...

There is a show of these prints at the Photographers' Gallery, London from 1st August 2013. And they will be shown at Unseen in Amsterdam in September

Unknown said...

There is a show of these prints at the Photographers' Gallery, London from 1st August 2013. And they will be shown at Unseen in Amsterdam in September