Friday, 17 May 2013

flea friday: superbomba!

There hasn't been a flea friday post for a while, even though there has been a little thrifting here and there. I'm yet to sit down properly to compile my finds into posts accompanied by good pictures. So I thought that today I will do an atypical post.

Instead of physical vintage finds, I'm going to show you my favourite virtual vintage find. It's superbomba!, a pictorial tumblr blog, a most interesting and intriguing collection of vintage amateur photos. It's a treasure trove for the hobby voyeurist.

via Superbomba!

I love the randomness, the accidentality, the intimacy, the moment-in-time singularity of these images. The collection is full of imperfectness, familiarity, openness, awkward moments, sometimes even shocking and puzzling moments. Through them I really feel the truly creative, trial & error nature of analogue photography.

via Superbomba!

via Superbomba!

via Superbomba!

People, objects and environments frozen in 2D. Slivers of time and space, capturing narrative, emotion, feeling, fragments of fluidity, light, shadow... In other words fleeting and ephemeral things  - to paraphrase Susan Sontag. I like the social history quality of them too, and the humour in the blogger's subtle editing.

via Superbomba!

I hope you too will enjoy looking at superbomba! and will be amused, taken aback, inspired, moved, and full of appreciation for the magic of camera and film, for the wonder that is light, and for the mystery that is mundane human life.

Have a truly great weekend!

- sharing on A Living Space -


  1. Looks like so much fun - I love looking through old photographs and try to guess what happened there!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. looks very interesting!
    thank you for sharing aniko!

  3. I love looking at pictures even other people's and trying to figure out the story behind them.
    Have a nice weekend.


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