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What I do
By day ... My passions lie in cultural collections and data, and delivering high quality digital stuff - websites, mobile apps etc. Having just started working for the Europeana project, with an office at the British Library and fortnightly trips to The Hague (and elsewhere) I couldn't have found a better place to work! Before that I managed the website development team at Kew Gardens, sitting behind a computer, in an office, but in a place with flowers, beautiful landscapes, and more heritage than you can possibly imagine.
In my own time... I collect vintage photographs, and share them on Flickr for all to see, to enjoy, and hopefully to identify. I also share other people's photos and lots of hopefully interesting stuff via @PhotosOfThePast on Twitter.
What I do on Flickr
In any spare time I might have left I love sharing my photographic 'finds' and participating in the whole vintage photograph community on Flickr and I run several groups, of which the most notable are ...
Vintage Photographs (pre-1945) [Directory]
If you're going to go anywhere, go here. It's a 'meta-group' with a listing of all the vintage photograph groups I have ever encountered on Flickr, arranged by categories. Something for everyone!
Geotagged : Vintage photographs
A single place in which to find, and map, all the geotagged vintage images on Flickr. Help to create a historic photographic map of the world.
Vintage Dated Photographs
A single place in which we can create a timeline of vintage photographs and photography. The group uniquely combines images from personal collectors through to major instituional collections in one place.
- See the interactive timeline from the Vintage Dated Photographs group
- I've also created a timeline of all pre-1900 Flickr Commons images
What's that picture?
A place to unravel mysteries. I have a personal fascination for mystery vintage photographs, and if you have any of your own I would encourage you to add them to this group. Who knows, if you get them identified you can then move them on to the Astonishing Power of Flickr group, where you can see some great examples of Flickr photos that have been located, dated, named, and all sorts of other information discovered about them!
I also take my own photographs, a few of which you'll find scattered in amongst the vintage stuff!
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Photos of whatsthatpicture (12)
- CHURCHES 2 13,209 photos, 739 members
- Beckenham, London 1,001 photos, 115 members
- Vintage Photographs of Named Large Country Houses (UK) 119 photos, 16 members
- OLD PHOTOS OF BEACH DONKEYS 35 photos, 4 members
- Squinting at the Sun. Vintage Photographs. 395 photos, 25 members
- Vintage Nuns 777 photos, 21 members
- Life's a Beach (vintage photos) 767 photos, 35 members
- W W Winter, Derby 16 photos, 3 members
- Head in the hole 2,019 photos, 98 members
- chdk 7,367 photos, 1,187 members
- Zeppelin 309 photos, 72 members
- Vintage Museum Pictures (pre 1945) 10 photos, 1 member
- Vintage Museum Interiors 2 photos, 1 member
- Eastway Cycle Circut 128 photos, 7 members
- Lacock Abbey and village, home of William Henry Fox Talbot 291 photos, 26 members
- Statsr 24 photos, 223 members
- CLASSIC TIME TRIAL BICYCLES & CLASSIC STEEL TRACK BIKES 1,484 photos, 355 members
- My Cycling Heritage 32 photos, 5 members
- Escaleras/Stairs 52,194 photos, 7,996 members
- Generations of Style 13 photos, 21 members
- Johnstone & O'Shannessy & Co, Melbourne. Mid 1860's-1905 52 photos, 10 members
- Vintage Photos of Unidentified Large Country Houses (UK) 57 photos, 29 members
- Location Hunters 1,453 photos, 119 members
- The Portal of Peripatetic Pants. 116 photos, 47 members
- Wildscreen Arkive - images of life on Earth 80,325 photos, 1,511 members
- Your Faces of the First World War 3,454 photos, 450 members
- Dead Teddies 264 photos, 118 members
- Hello Little Fella! 1,441 photos, 404 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 5,894 photos, 6,549 members
- London Cycle Hire Scheme 531 photos, 130 members
- Boris Bikes 332 photos, 62 members
- flickrock.com 539 photos, 134 members
- The lady and the plane 144 photos, 11 members
- Guardian Datastore 1,483 photos, 1,815 members
- Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Bicycles 55,915 photos, 6,374 members
- Science, Technology, History 45,281 photos, 1,384 members
- canon film photography 189,881 photos, 10,675 members
- 19th Century Canadian Photographs 533 photos, 20 members
- Outside the Studio 1,591 photos, 50 members
- Contemporary Daguerreotypes 236 photos, 143 members
- MuseumNext Barcelona 314 photos, 14 members
- flickr (unofficial) 3,775,405 photos, 99,433 members
- Preston Guild (past and present) 5,515 photos, 79 members
- The Rule Of Thirds Showcase 5,093 photos, 600 members
- Rule of Thirds Showcase 53 photos, 20 members
- Flickr Ideas 1 photo, 11,651 members
- Early Ealing Photographers 53 photos, 7 members
- Hong Kong | Historical Buildings 香港歷史建築 6,190 photos, 600 members
- Back Yard Photos 8,422 photos, 196 members
- Vintage Cyclists 719 photos, 153 members
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- James Morley
- June 2006
- Hanwell, London, UK
- I am:
- flickr [at] whatsthatpicture.com