The Photo Man – Respect

Going through the emails this morning, had a great share from Steve Chan.
This video by Ben Kitnick, a Vimeo staff pick, started today in a very uplifting way.
You may have been to a flea market and see various bins of snapshots, sometimes known as vernacular photography, but basically are the snapshots of lives you never knew.

I love to go through your family albums. Invite me over and learn a new facet of you life.
A chronology, a visual indicator of history through cars, clothes, hair. Signage and businesses.

Then this short doc has been made. A story of a man who buys and sells these images.
The Photo Man

The Photo Man from Ben Kitnick on Vimeo.

Mark Kologi has collected and sold literally millions of forgotten personal photos of complete strangers.

Produced & Directed by
Ben Kitnick

Cinematography & Editing by
Saxon Richardson

Music by
Markus Rennemann

Special Thanks:
Melrose Trading Post
Mark Kologi

His perspective on the why you stop by to look, repeat visits, and wistful moments comes from an informed, and honest place.

For 6 minutes, it a great way to begin a Sunday.

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