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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)
- All Free Pictures 41,762 photos, 2,807 members
- London Vintage Postcards 2,395 photos, 115 members
- Adobe Lightroom 41,548 photos, 26,186 members
- All Photos of World War I 10,620 photos, 548 members
- 100 Years: The Great War, 1914- 1918 | 2014-2018 3,946 photos, 184 members
- Best 5000 Free Pictures 5,246 photos, 958 members
- House-Proud (Vintage Photographs) 122 photos, 24 members
- CHURCHES 2 31,287 photos, 851 members
- Beckenham, London 2,265 photos, 209 members
- Vintage Photographs of Named Large Country Houses (UK) 146 photos, 25 members
- OLD PHOTOS OF BEACH DONKEYS 48 photos, 7 members
- Squinting at the Sun. Vintage Photographs. 852 photos, 39 members
- Vintage Nuns 1,011 photos, 33 members
- Life's a Beach (vintage photos) 1,192 photos, 41 members
- W W Winter, Derby 15 photos, 3 members
- Head in the hole 2,170 photos, 105 members
- chdk 7,532 photos, 1,183 members
- Zeppelin 340 photos, 77 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 402 photos, 31 members
- Statsr 23 photos, 240 members
- CLASSIC TIME TRIAL BICYCLES & CLASSIC STEEL TRACK BIKES 1,471 photos, 370 members
- My Cycling Heritage 31 photos, 4 members
- Escaleras/Stairs 57,538 photos, 8,348 members
- Generations of Style 13 photos, 22 members
- Johnstone & O'Shannessy & Co, Melbourne. Mid 1860's-1905 55 photos, 13 members
- Vintage Photos of Unidentified Large Country Houses (UK) 57 photos, 32 members
- Location Hunters 1,757 photos, 130 members
- The Portal of Peripatetic Pants. 124 photos, 48 members
- Wildscreen Arkive - images of life on Earth 112,341 photos, 1,590 members
- Your Faces of the First World War 4,105 photos, 469 members
- Dead Teddies 259 photos, 116 members
- Hello Little Fella! 1,471 photos, 404 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 5,796 photos, 6,362 members
- London Cycle Hire Scheme 516 photos, 131 members
- Boris Bikes 301 photos, 63 members
- flickrock.com 875 photos, 171 members
- The lady and the plane 209 photos, 13 members
- Guardian Datastore 1,674 photos, 1,837 members
- Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Bicycles 57,414 photos, 6,393 members
- Science, Technology, History 61,949 photos, 1,575 members
- canon film photography 210,130 photos, 11,328 members
- 19th Century Canadian Photographs 535 photos, 23 members
- Outside the Studio 1,735 photos, 55 members
- Contemporary Daguerreotypes 248 photos, 146 members
- MuseumNext Barcelona 314 photos, 13 members
- flickr (unofficial) 5,105,531 photos, 108,953 members
- Preston Guild (past and present) 5,576 photos, 96 members
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- Photos of the Past
- June 2006
- Hanwell, London, UK
- I am:
- flickr [at] whatsthatpicture.com