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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)
- Adobe Lightroom 36,804 photos, 25,926 members
- All Photos of World War I 12,140 photos, 529 members
- 100 Years: The Great War, 1914- 1918 | 2014-2018 3,215 photos, 165 members
- Best 5000 Free Pictures 4,968 photos, 870 members
- House-Proud (Vintage Photographs) 110 photos, 22 members
- CHURCHES 2 26,094 photos, 827 members
- Beckenham, London 2,047 photos, 200 members
- Vintage Photographs of Named Large Country Houses (UK) 141 photos, 24 members
- OLD PHOTOS OF BEACH DONKEYS 35 photos, 5 members
- Squinting at the Sun. Vintage Photographs. 703 photos, 33 members
- Vintage Nuns 942 photos, 31 members
- Life's a Beach (vintage photos) 1,030 photos, 39 members
- W W Winter, Derby 15 photos, 3 members
- Head in the hole 2,098 photos, 103 members
- chdk 7,516 photos, 1,188 members
- Zeppelin 334 photos, 76 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 360 photos, 32 members
- Statsr 24 photos, 233 members
- CLASSIC TIME TRIAL BICYCLES & CLASSIC STEEL TRACK BIKES 1,472 photos, 370 members
- My Cycling Heritage 31 photos, 5 members
- Escaleras/Stairs 55,940 photos, 8,240 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) 56 photos, 32 members
- Location Hunters 1,681 photos, 126 members
- The Portal of Peripatetic Pants. 124 photos, 48 members
- Wildscreen Arkive - images of life on Earth 104,647 photos, 1,569 members
- Your Faces of the First World War 3,850 photos, 463 members
- Dead Teddies 260 photos, 116 members
- Hello Little Fella! 1,463 photos, 405 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 5,834 photos, 6,442 members
- London Cycle Hire Scheme 511 photos, 131 members
- Boris Bikes 301 photos, 63 members
- flickrock.com 719 photos, 156 members
- The lady and the plane 165 photos, 12 members
- Guardian Datastore 1,599 photos, 1,838 members
- Singlespeed/Fixed Gear Bicycles 56,537 photos, 6,408 members
- Science, Technology, History 56,009 photos, 1,526 members
- canon film photography 203,561 photos, 11,111 members
- 19th Century Canadian Photographs 535 photos, 22 members
- Outside the Studio 1,687 photos, 54 members
- Contemporary Daguerreotypes 250 photos, 147 members
- MuseumNext Barcelona 314 photos, 13 members
- flickr (unofficial) 4,647,397 photos, 105,485 members
- Preston Guild (past and present) 5,616 photos, 91 members
- The Rule Of Thirds Showcase 5,981 photos, 635 members
- Rule of Thirds Showcase 79 photos, 25 members
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- James Morley
- June 2006
- Hanwell, London, UK
- I am:
- flickr [at] whatsthatpicture.com