Retro photography is about nostalgia, capturing and depicting generations and times past. Using filters, Photoshop actions or postwork, and of course, clever use of subject and composition, it’s possible to capture the memory of a time other than the present.
This post showcases 30 amazing retro photographs from photographers around the world, with a variety of subjects, tones and years represented.
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1. Models forties shot
Ladies posing in vintage dresses.
2. Coline Helena
Girl wearing a pink hood.
3. Granma’s favorite doll
Veiled lady in black dress holding a ball of twine.
4. Postcards from Italy
Asian woman offers Mickey Mouse pastry wearing mouse ears.
5. Classic Retro Car
Sepia toned older car precariously perched on ledge.
6. I wanna touch the sky
A child faces away from the camera with outstretched arms.
7. Old and broken bench
An old bench sitting in a field of flowers.
8. Nat and Don’s
The sign for a full service gas and auto repair shop.
9. Self Portrait
A lady wearing a black polka-dotted dress.
10. Bond Girl
This lady’s expression mixes allure and enthusiasm.
11. No title
Have a picnic in the 50′s with fresh fruit and a red pattered blanket.
12. Milkshake Memoirs
Multiple images of a diner girl.
13. Classic | Exotic
Lady in a flowered top looking over her shoulder.
14. Snow No. 3-bw-detail
Perfectly sculpted lady in fur coat with cigarette.
A camera dominates this shot that could be from the 60′s.
16. Vintage afternoon
A contemplative lady with pearls holding a glass of wine.
17. Pink of Perfection – Kitchen Design – 1950s
The perfect 1950′s kitchen with the view of the patio.
18. Stereo – Retro – BW
A stereo from yesteryear dominates this frame.
19. Cuba Gallery: Retro time clock cat
Retro time clock with pink cat bookends.
20. Some Computer Factory, Mid 1980s
Pretty little macs, all in a row.
21. Store in the 1950s, Simpler Times
Overhead view of the general store.
22. Retro VW Van
A very iconic Volkswagen that are very valuable even today
23. Cuba Gallery: Wind up retro tin robot in the grass
The title says it all.
24. Miss retro
A lady lounging with her Rubik’s Cube and heart shaped shades.
25. Vintage Rocker
Baby with penetrating expression sits on rocker.
26. Retro 01
Cracked photograph of lady holding a cigarette.
27. 1950s Kitchen
You can almost see the 50′s family gathered around.
28. Retro Car
A popular car back in the 1950′s.
29. Retro Love
Almost psychedelic picture of lady on rainbow.
30. Retro Beauty
An excellent old fashioned keyboard.