What would you do if you find some old negatives? This is precisely the starting point of this book. Some years ago, Pablo Lerma bought at a flea market a box full of negatives from an old photo store in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Hundreds of black-and-white and a few colour negatives were left – intentionally or not – inside their brown envelopes only to be discovered decades later by Pablo. Then he decided to bring these memories to light by cataloging and presenting them in a compelling book.
The book is divided into two sections. The first one is like a small notebook containing a collection of commissioned texts that imagine different stories originating from the found images. The second part is the collection of images presented in a cataloged way with the information provided by the envelopes.
Altogether, this book is a homage to memory and reverie. A personal way to pay tribute to every-day and family images that constitute an important part of our visual culture, and overall a tribute to family life, which constitutes after all the basis of our society.