Metadata olde styleee

Went to Photofair yesterday morning. Mainly on offer were 19th century prints and sterograms, all offered by retired photography dealers, dabblers and collectors [image]. There were some modern prints on display, as well as some excellent out of print books.

But what really struck me was this. This print had belonged to over half a dozen agencies and libraries in Paris, London and New York through out it’s life. Lets see EXIF data try and replicate that! It looks like an old fashioned passport. It was a still of Candy Bergen in the film ‘The Group’ [biog]. It was her first film role and sees her cast as Lakey, ‘a wealthy young lesbian’ (you can just make out this description in black on the back)

Took this shot of someworkmen outside.

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February 2004

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