Friends. Photography. Adventure.


Early in July, before Molly announced this month’s vintage prompt, I was rifling through old negatives trying to find a photograph I could remember taking some twenty years ago. What I found instead was a set of images I had no recollection of taking.
“It seems I have taken naked pictures of you before.”
 “No! I sooooo don’t remember that!”
The photos are hilarious and on the whole pretty amateur; a shot of my friend’s lovely legs ruined by a clothes horse in the background; us trying (and failing!) to look moody sultry rock star-ish. But I love these. The tilt of her neck in the first one suggests contemplation and makes me wonder what she was thinking about. In the second the definition of her back and the nip of her waist is beautiful.
The bundle of vest just at the bottom of the second shot hints at a shyness about getting completely naked. In fact, I am pretty sure this wouldn’t have been the case – it’s more likely that we just weren’t thinking about the aesthetics. Although I wonder what we would have thought if someone had told us that in twenty years’ time she’d have turned around so I could capture her Whitechapel Smile?
Turn     Straight


  1. bustythewench

    Beautiful images!

  2. sweetwomandirtymind

    I LOVE that you shared these old negatives with us! They’re lovely.

  3. cammiesonthefloor

    How awesome that you actually found some old photos!

  4. Molly

    What an amazing piece of the history of your friendship to still have.

  5. Penny

    These are so cool!

  6. theotherlivvy

    How wonderful! I love that you’ve presented them still with the negative edges, it definitely adds to the retro feel. And your friend is beautiful, what an amazing friendship you have! Xxx

  7. mariasibylla

    These are wonderful! Coupled with Whitechapel Smile, they are a testament to a 20 year (and counting) friendship. I’m not sure there are many things on this earth better than that.

  8. Simina

    Ah, negatives. Been so long since I’ve seen a set of those.

  9. The Exposure of a Intrainsignet Renegade

    Was just looking at negatives yesterday. What lovey piece of ephemera, and a lovely subject, innocent yet provacative.

  10. beck03

    I love that you have chosen negatives to share for the prompt. It’s nice to look back and see how things have changed.

  11. nerdydirtygirl

    Truly vintage photos! Love them! xx

  12. sub-Bee

    What a wonderful find to celebrate such a long friendship!

  13. rebeccablackwords

    Love these, especially the first one with her head slightly tilted.

  14. Marie Rebelle

    isn’t it lovely how we all develop over time, how we grow and discover ourselves?
    Rebel xox

  15. Cheeky Minx

    This is such a beautiful post. I adore the way the history of your friendship can be traced through these gorgeous film negatives of the past to the digital image of the present.
    Long may you shoot and create together…

  16. KaziG

    Beautiful! yes, hindsight is 20/20 😉
    ~Kazi xxx

  17. HappyComeLucky

    These are such beautiful and delicate symbols of a lasting and very strong friendship. Thank you for sharing. Xx

  18. Jack (and Jill) (@jackandjillcpl)

    Very sexy, and the fact that you’ve posted negatives is especially evocative of a bygone era.

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