What appears to be vintage surfing photographs were actually taken recently. These pictures were created old school style, tintype to be precise. Joni Sternbach the photographer behind this elaborate process explains her art. She has released a book called SurfLand where more of her technique is explored.
“The process of posing can be a little intimidating as each surfer has to stay in the same position while I frame the image and coat the plate and then finally snap the shutter,” says Sternbach. “That could take anywhere from 5-10 minutes. All the time there are people on the beach watching and sometimes interacting, so they are ‘on view’ as they wait around for the photograph to actually be taken.”
The internet seems to hold just about everything. Even a vintage calculator museum. With a gratis virtual Windows based calculator there is not much need for an actual one for many. Calculations are now incorporated in most computerized applications. In the 70′s calculators were a must.
The Ultra Man universe burst into small screens in North America in the early 70′s and has spun into many television series in Japan. From 1965-1972 Takayoshi Mizuki was busy illustrating the Ultra Man universe and the various monsters that populated the screen in the post apocalyptic nightmare that gave fruit from Godzilla.
Smashing Magazine has some rare collection of old school signs from well known companies made from porcelain enamel. These metallic signs have found their way on diners and basement walls are considered art pieces. Vintage signs are a vibrant market for collectors who desire these elusive pieces for their collections. Read more>>