When I got to the office today I made my standard tour of the sites I like to visit. Several Ag-related blogs I enjoy reading, a few news pages, and of course a few social media news sources. In today’s tour I came across this article that Mashable posted last night.
A few days ago a guy in Brooklyn posted a video about a new adventure he is in, all surrounding a roll of film. As I watched I was reminded, in a very distinct way, of the wonder that is held in a roll of film. Todd, in the video, seeing these images for the first time, is left to fill in the details. It is up to him to develop the stories and backstories of these images. And it made me realize, again, all that is captured in a single photo, a single roll.
Our archive has 700,000 rolls similar to this one in their mystery. All containing close to 40 images of peoples personal histories. What an amazing collection of stories and wonder. Ok, take a look at the video…
So, while the video is good, we are all left wondering… what is the real story? What were those people doing? Who took those pictures and why? After all it is fun to hear someone make a guess, but it’s better to know the real stories. In a very real way, we here at Vintage Aerial share with Todd’s sense of adventure. We have millions upon millions of images, each telling its own story. But we can’t do it on our own. We need people to find their photo, we need people to share their stories and ours. We need your help to truly capture the story, the wonder contained in a photo. Click here to start your own adventure. Explore.