While looking at a batch of ancient pictures in my grandmother’s house, we came upon this photograph of my great-great aunt. I’m a huge fan of old pictures, and I was blown away by how interesting this one turned out to be, especially as the angle seems to be taken by someone with a very good sense of visual aesthetics.

Perhaps the aesthetically pleasing angle comes from the fact that this is not a professional studio shot, as most studio shots in those days were very systematic and mundane, like the photograph below, which I also found in the same batch.


This photograph is of my grandfather(wearing glasses), his two brothers, and their uncle, in a very conventional 1940’s studio shot- notice the symmetry, and how everyone is gazing in a different direction.