Category Archives: Found Archive

Found Archive: Konica VX 200

I uploaded these pictures from a family holiday to the Isle of Wight in 1996 a few days ago however I didn’t give much thought to adding some of the memories I have. The thing is I can’t help but look at these images and feel they deserve more than a silent corner of the internet to sit on for an eternity.

On the run up to our first family holiday my mother was sharing stories with my sister and I from when she went to the Isle of Wight as a child. She loved the model villages and Blackgang Chine. She spoke of it very fondly and I recall on our visit walking around part of the island that she had explained to us – she pointed out areas that had eroded away over the years, areas that she once explored. We travelled in a caravan and stayed on a local field. The owner had an old Vardo (gypsy caravan) pulled by a shire horse. Every morning he would cook his breakfast on an open fire. My dad would walk over and say hello, eat with him and no doubt have a few moments away from screaming children running around the caravan and fields (my sister and I)!

During the night the wind and rain would thrash the side of the caravan – I worried it would roll down the hill! But during the day the weather was always warm and clear. One day we took an overhead open cable car down the side of the cliffs of the island. I sat with my dad; our legs dangling down. He swore a few times as the trees and land disappeared beneath us. When we reached the bottom we took a boat to The Needles, after returning to shore we collected some coloured sands.

We visited model villages, shore lines, little towns and villages. It was a great family holiday for kids and parents.

Found Archive: Kodak Gold 100

Being so young at the time these were taken I do not know some of the people in these photographs. However they were taken in a small town called Brightlingsea on the Essex Coast during the 1980s. These photos are of my Aunts, Sister, Mother, Great Grandmother and Cousin – oh and the happy baby is me!

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Found Archive: Fuji Super G 200

The photographs in this collection are from the first day we bought a puppy in 1996. In these photographs we have my mother, two sisters and our puppy Bonnie.

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Found Archive: Kodak Gold 200

This collection of photographs is from the year 1989 along the Norfolk Broads.

Found Archive: Konica Centuria 200

This collection of photographs is from the year 2000. It is the house I lived in with my parents from age 10 to when I moved out at 22. The images show the property during renovation.

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Found Archive: Fuji HG 100

A collection of photographs from the Found Archive project I have working on.

This roll of film was shot in 1992 by Michael Chippington. It is from a family holiday. One of my favourite photographs from this collection is my sister and I bouncing on a trampoline – i would liken the style of photograph to the work of Martin Parr and his seasides in the 80s

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Found Archive: Fuji HG 200

The Found Archive was created by using the images taken by my father Michael Chippington during the 1980s to early 2000s. In his younger years he was a keen photographer and has a good eye. Michael typically captured events in our family lives, our outings, our friends, gatherings and so on.

The negatives had been stored in a fireproof box for years and some showed signs of wear. During the archival process I scanned the negatives but also transferred them to an archival folder and negative sleeves.

It has taken me one year to scan his negatives – around 2500 images. The photographs were scanned using a Plustek OpticFilm 8100 at 6×4 300ppi. I am presenting the images with dust, scratches and all imperfections. There has been a removal of colour casts from scanning and also white balance adjustment. However – during this colour correction stage I have used the photograph prints or the same film from online to ensure I have not introduced colours that are a misrepresentation of the film properties.

This particular roll of film is from 1991 and features my sister and I with family members at Christmas.

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