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Pakistan street 1957-1958
Old 06-13-2012   #1
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Pakistan street 1957-1958

In 1957 my future godfather was sent to Pakistan (Karachi), by his employee (Hispano Suiza Netherlands)
Recently a photo book was found with pictures from this period. And I was totally surprised to find a lot of street pictures.
I decided to scan them. But since there are 200+ pictures, it's gonna take a while.



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Old 06-13-2012   #2
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That is a great archive, you must be very proud!
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In 1957
Its funny how little does change in underdeveloped countries like Pakistan.

If you´d post these as pictures from your recent trip, no one would notice.
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Old 06-13-2012   #4
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wonderfull and great to see some interesting `street' photography for a change here
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Brilliant stuff ... please keep them coming.
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Loved to look at them.. please post time to time as you scan the rest..
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Wonderful images.

Pretty cool that he worked for Hispano Suiza, too. Did he happen also to leave a car in your care?
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this is cool. would love to see more. this is just 10 years after their independence. the pictures are crisp and seem to express the excitement of the time. keep em coming.
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BTW, this quality is stunning, as he's scanning them from 50 year old prints..
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BTW, this quality is stunning, as he's scanning them from 50 year old prints..
Imagine how awesome 50 year old digital files would look. Just like new!
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wonderful shots, any indication on the film ?
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Imagine how awesome 50 year old digital files would look. Just like new!
Doubtful.. droplets of inkjets tend to harden with time and are prone to fall off partially.

Nothing can substitute a layer carrying the "information" impregnated into/onto a medium, be it fiber base or resin coated.
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Old 06-14-2012   #13
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probably he meant real digital files (which anyways could be unreadable after 50 years because of let's say windows 30 or damaged CDs/HDs)
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Wonderful images.

Pretty cool that he worked for Hispano Suiza, too. Did he happen also to leave a car in your care?
Hahaha, that would be awesome. But the fact is, that the Hispano Suiza factory in the Netherlands was a weapons factory. Makes you wonder, why the went to Pakistan.
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probably he meant real digital files (which anyways could be unreadable after 50 years because of let's say windows 30 or damaged CDs/HDs)
Here we go...

I apologise on behalf of the RFF community for what is about to happen to this thread.
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wonderful shots, any indication on the film ?
I've no indication at all on the film that was used. We never found any of the negatives from that time. They're printed on Agfa paper, and we've found Agfa negatives from different times. So my best guess is Agfa.
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Second Batch.


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Stunning! Deserves a photo-book..
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Stunning! Deserves a photo-book..
Not a bad idea. And that way I would also have a place for the other paper-work that I have. (tickets, menus, flightplan, letters)
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These are really lovely! A window into a different time and place, and yes, they look modern, but I don't think of it as much as unchanging underdeveloped countries (I don't think that's true) but more that there is a clearly modern aesthetic to some of these shots. Either that or street photography, and the underlying rhythm of urban life, is more or less constant. All interesting ideas that popped into my head as I looked at your image. Very cool, please keep sharing them and, I agree, a photo book is in order!
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Also, there's a great couple of posts on street photography right now on The Online Photographer, including a good discussion of editing. As an editor now of a big body of work, might be worth reading...
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Hi everybody,

I haven't been posting any new pictures here lately. Late last year my godfather passed away, which didn't leave me in the mood of scanning the Pakistan images. Also earlier this year, some envelopes with negatives from this trip were found. All negatives were hand-cut in strips of 2. Only by comparing the cutting-edge, I was able to reconstruct 12 complete rolls of 6x6 negatives. And about 8 - 9 rolls are incomplete.
And although I'm still behind with the scanning of my own nagatives . I decided to pick up the scanning, starting with the negatives.

Here's a example


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The photos in this thread are wonderful! Aside from their technical merit--and they are excellent--they are also interesting, affecting, and some of the best street photography I have seen in a while. Thanks for sharing!
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This is a wonderful collection of images of a country that is now in turmoil. Then, life was simple. I hope that you can post more images here.
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Really wonderful time capsule. Thanks!
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Tremendous... and as some have said, many could have been taken yesterday.

Keep them coming!
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Great photos. I'm from Pakistan and it was fascinating to see old pictures of my country.

Were you able to publish them somewhere? As someone said earlier in this rather old thread, it deserves a photo book.
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I hope the OP is around to post more photos. I was in Lahore earlier this year and never have I met friendlier people in my travels.
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Thanks for bringin this thread back, I had not seen it before.
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Keep scanning and posting, great fun.
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great stuff! can't wait to see more
I suppose Speedfreak is right, at least as much as one still may find similar views today, but I can't be sure for it was the 1980s that I had been there.
I am surprised about the modern apartment blocks ( at post17 ), that these would exist in late 1950s
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^^ I kinda doubt it , he hasn't been active for 2 years . Peter
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^^ I kinda doubt it , he hasn't been active for 2 years . Peter
oh, right, missed that
I have just a few scans from from the North West Frontier area from 1982, not sure if I should add some, here they are: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kuuan/...57603637136059
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oh, right, missed that
I have just a few scans from from the North West Frontier area from 1982, not sure if I should add some, here they are: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kuuan/...57603637136059
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