August 6, 2015

‪The Thrill of The Hunt: #‎FindTheGirlsOnTheNegatives

Image via Meagan Abell,

We wanted to pop in today to share an interesting photography story that's unfolding here in Richmond. Perhaps you've already heard about the film transparencies that Meagan Abell, local Richmond photographer, uncovered at a nearby Antique Mall? If not, you're in for an intriguing mystery we've been having fun following along with...
For context, we follow Meagan, better known to us as "AlwaysAbell" through Instragram where over the last week she's been sharing images and from a small batch of film transparencies she came across during a recent stop into Heritage Antiques. Meagan had the transparency negatives developed at Richmond Camera and what the photos revealed was pretty amazing:

Aren't these images beautiful? Keep in mind, these come from an era where digital image previews, Instagram filters and photoshop didn't exist — what you see is what you get. Meagan's guessing the images are from the 60's based on the dress and hair styles in the photos. She's now actively looking to uncover any information about who the photographer and the women in the photos may have been.

As you can see, it's an interesting story and we love a good mystery around the thrill of the hunt — it's a story we wanted to share and perhaps one you may even know a little more to help Meagan learn about them. Head on over to Looks Like Film to read more of the story, see additional images from the transparencies, and follow along with updates over on Meagan's Instagram.

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P.S. As individually credited, all images in today's post come via Meagan Abell and Looks Like Film. Big shout out to buffalomtnmom, another one of our Insta friends for helping to surface this story with us!

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