Saturday, March 11, 2006

Magic of photography


French filmmaker Julien Donada has been sending postcards to himself from the past and then revisiting those places to see how they are transformed by time.

Morning News has put up a gallery of his cards contrasting the old with the new. It’s a fascinating collection, not just for its beauty, but also for the incongruous nostalgia it bred in me for themes past and times forgotten.

This despite me having not stepped out of India ever. But there's a wistfulness about the way the pictures meld the sepia with the flashy.

He plans on visiting Lebanon, places in the US, Ukraine and France (of course) in the future.

Visit the gallery here.

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