Tina Rowe

Beach Couple

Found negative, at least 60 years old. Young couple in bathing suits, probably late 1040s early 1950s. The are arm in arm and the woman’s right hand is raised in the air as if waving. The image is printed on an ancient oyster shell that was mudlarked from the Thames foreshore near London Bridge. The shell has seen some damage and layers have flaked off over time. This leads to an differentiation in the way the emulsion sticks to the shell giving different surfaces and textures.


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