My Dad Takes Pictures.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Dave Healey is a Los Angeles photographer who's shot the old-fashioned way - that is to say, using film - for over forty years. Now, thanks to his daughter, Megan (who I'm proud to call a friend), his work can be found in the blogosphere, on the aptly-titled Tumblr My Dad Takes Pictures. Below are a few of my favorites, which feature Megan and her twin sister, Danielle, when they were little. 


A bit from Megan, as written on the site: "My dad has been taking pictures since the sixties, but for the past twenty years, he's worked in a darkroom and many of his beautiful images are hidden in boxes without an audience. I came home for the holidays and started scanning." So very happy she did. 

Photographs by Dave Healey. See more at My Dad Takes Pictures, here.

21 comments:

Hannah Brandt said...

I love these snapshots. The screen faces are priceless!

zivar said...

love!! thanks for sharing..

auste said...

These are phenomenal! What a special collection of memories... their little faces in the screen is just too much.

Linda said...

One of your best posts yet!! These pictures are breathtaking & incredibly sweet.

Nicole said...

Beautiful! The one with the baby strollers is my favorite :)

Cassie @ WittyTitleHere.com said...

As a film enthusiast, these make me SO happy-- especially the little noses pressed against the screen door. :)

Shoko said...

The screen noses are the best! :)

wmbg. said...

these invoke in me a feeling and longing for my childhood years. beautiful.

ever ours said...

oh goodness. this is precious.

girlseeksplace said...

Neat site. I'm glad Megan was able to preserve her dad's photos.

Kathy said...

I love the sense of nostalgia these photos evoke!

Rincy said...

Love love love! The screen shot and the one climbing out of the sandbox are my fave. Megan is probably the sweetest thing ever. There is nothing better than a daughter showing love for her father. And these photos are so inspiring to a wanna-be photographer like me! :)

Thank you for posting this! :)

angela said...

Those are some really great images, I am glad that they have an audience! Thank you for sharing!

Cole said...

It makes you think of all the beautiful photography that exists off of the internet. My grandpa has boxes of rolls of film from his travels to New Zealand and Australia and other places.

Shoko said...

Cole, so true!

Pink Ronnie said...

That is such a beautiful thing to do... love the photos too.
Ronnie xo

Pink Ronnie said...

p.s. That one through the fly screen is such a classic!

Joanne AmbĂ­a said...

These are very amazing works, there's really no words, he captures so much!

Monica L. Shulman said...

how fanstastic! I have to check it out.My dad takes pictures too and that's how I got into it originally. He has loads of boxes lying around. I should get to those and start scanning.

Shoko said...

Monica, yes, do! :)

PhotoPuddle said...

I love these. Off to check out the website.

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