Many of you who are familiar with my work probably already know I have a thing for the 1970s. I started slowly collecting vintage when I was 13, then losing it because I was 13, then collecting again until I had a small vintage shop in my own home. To this day, thrifting and garage saling are two of my all-time favorite activities aside from taking photos. Although many of my photographs mimic the style of the 1970s, I am more interested in the eras preceding it — the late 1950s through 1960s.
It’s hard to clump so many years together and say that’s what I like. So much was happening during that time, especially in the 60s. An overwhelming amount of fashion trends got their roots in the 1960s, but since there were so many trends happening at once, the era ultimately is diluted to “mod” or “bohemian.”
If I had to pick one of the above trends to explain why I love that time period so much, it would be mod. It was fun, flattering, and rebellious. Besides, who can deny the form-flattering A-line dress?
Over the last few years, the photography world has championed 1970s-inspired photographers and fashion brands. As someone who loves vintage, this excites me. However, I’m already noticing this trend is beginning to fade. It won’t be long until the fashion world moves onto another era. I’m excited for this change, I just hope the popularity of film photography is here to stay.
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