Eye Candy

Not Fade Away

Breathing new life into old memories.


  • GlitterKitty February 4th, 2013 7:05 PM

    These are so cool and unique! I would love to see all of the original, old photos.

  • litchick February 4th, 2013 7:06 PM

    These are gorgeous and so creative! Love the whole set!

  • momobaby February 4th, 2013 7:09 PM

    All of these are so perfect I can’t even….

    They are all so beautiful and haunted, as if they’re straight from the imagination of a child.


  • October in the chair February 4th, 2013 7:29 PM

    These are so gorgeous!
    I particularly love the group (class?) photo.

  • whambamthankyoumaam February 4th, 2013 7:30 PM

    llloooovvveeee these!

  • AllieBee February 4th, 2013 7:35 PM

    Wow, I wonder how she did these! It looks almost like a transparency from an overhead projector.


  • kathryn-s February 4th, 2013 7:48 PM

    So cool! I love getting old photos from antique stores, and my mom always ridicules me for it!

  • Marian February 4th, 2013 7:53 PM

    These photos are so haunting. I just want to know all about these people.

  • KatGirl February 4th, 2013 7:55 PM

    One of my favourite photo sets <3

  • kolumbia February 4th, 2013 8:11 PM

    My favorite Rookie photoset ever!!

    I love old photographs, and I love the way the drawings don’t look like jokes over the original photos even though they’re funny. This is a haunting set, and I’d like to try something like it.

    What did you use to draw on the photos?

  • Mikazuki42 February 4th, 2013 8:16 PM

    these are incredibly beautiful! so interesting. :)

  • soviet_kitsch February 4th, 2013 8:59 PM

    hey fellow Torontonian! this is rad <3

  • StrawberryTwist February 4th, 2013 9:12 PM

    I’m also curious about the people in the photographs. But I really love what you did to them :) it’s so creative and makes me look at the images in a different light

  • Kaetlebugg February 4th, 2013 9:35 PM

    I’m reminded of the book “The Blind Assassin” when Laura hand-tints photographs to make the colors of peoples’ faces the colors of their souls.

  • Fen February 4th, 2013 9:50 PM

    Number Four is lovley!
    Great additions.

  • Eryn February 4th, 2013 9:53 PM

    Ahh Kendra I love you so much. These are gorgeous!!! Sooo good!!! Ahh!!!


  • lydiamerida February 4th, 2013 9:54 PM

    I was wondering I maybe you guys would consider an article about collaging. I love collaging and find it comes naturally, but I know for sure that others don’t feel the same. I think an article on collaging tips would be really helpful!

  • Rebecca K February 4th, 2013 10:24 PM

    Man is H. Hollin Chapman ever a sweetface (with an excellent taste in sweaters)

  • AmyL February 4th, 2013 11:21 PM

    These were absolutely beautiful! New goal in life: collect a bunch of old photos that aren’t mine.


  • Lauren Poor February 4th, 2013 11:36 PM

    : )

  • ellamccartney February 5th, 2013 12:25 AM

    I love this SO much. beautiful

  • Mintvirgin February 5th, 2013 12:37 AM

    I love vintage, this post is very creative and interesting!


  • caligari February 5th, 2013 4:05 AM

    reminds me the “Siamese Dream” lyricsbook.

    • littlelungs February 5th, 2013 1:03 PM

      had the same thought :)

  • paige.xo February 5th, 2013 5:04 AM

    wow i love old photos

  • thecoolcustomer February 5th, 2013 5:11 AM

    Soo thoughtful and beautiful and expressive!! LURVE THEM SOOO MUCH!!!


  • JoanaNielsen February 5th, 2013 6:20 AM

    Omg, these are so great. I think I’ll start a collection of old photos like this, it’s so amazing!

  • Melisa February 5th, 2013 7:03 AM


  • puffling February 5th, 2013 8:11 AM

    The St George’s Cross picture! Wowee. What country did you get that picture in?

    I used to live just round the corner. I think whatever was at number 254 has been abolished to make way for the motorway. :(

    I assumed it must have been a school, because I found this other photo in my searches: http://www.oldukphotos.com/graphics/Scotland%20Photos/Lanarkshire,%20Glasgow,%20St%20Georges%20Cross%20School%20Photo.jpg

    But then I found this, even more interesting, a photographer must have been based there!

    • Kendra February 5th, 2013 8:30 PM

      Wow that’s crazy and very cool!! I picked up that particular photo from this women selling odds and ends on a street corner in Toronto.

  • AliceS February 5th, 2013 8:45 AM

    Love this so so so much.


  • honeychurch February 5th, 2013 9:12 AM

    I love the Glasgow one, I lived there for a year and a half and have very happy memories

  • landlockedblues February 5th, 2013 10:47 AM

    This is so strange and beautiful, I love it.

  • AnnaH February 5th, 2013 11:45 AM

    awww, I love the whole set so much


  • Bumblecake February 5th, 2013 12:59 PM

    Brilliant idea I might do something similar but with postcards or similar?


  • MayaLily February 5th, 2013 1:27 PM

    theses are beautiful photos but i don’t think you need to draw on them to give them a new chance of life. That is for the observer to do, they are already magical objects

  • Mary the freak February 5th, 2013 2:14 PM

    OMG, I have always loved our old family pictures and stuff, they are incredibly cute. And this is so perfect! such a great idea! (:


    PS: I don’t want to be to advertise-ish here, really not, but I have made a zine about Rookie this weekend. It would be so amazing if you could check it out! Thank you so much.


  • AestheticJunkie February 5th, 2013 2:42 PM

    This is an amazing idea, it really adds emotion to the images and it’s a wonderfully clever twist.

    I adore old photos, it sounds a little weird, but it always end up making these incredibly intricate stories up about the people in the images. But then again, maybe it’s not weird, I am amongst Rookie Readers afterall…


  • Annie at Cher Ami February 5th, 2013 4:24 PM

    I love the whole idea of this so much, all of these are beautiful!


  • reinedescoeurs February 5th, 2013 6:20 PM

    A new thrift shop just opened up on the Hip Strip….I can’t wait to look for some old photographs!!!!

  • Mimi7 February 5th, 2013 9:01 PM

    These are so, so great! In my grandparents attic they have a lot of old photos like these. They photos have a certain elegance, maybe because people didn’t take so many pictures with phones and everything wasn’t digital. I love how you added the fun touch.


  • Blue Orchid February 5th, 2013 11:02 PM

    I have always been fascinated by these type of pictures as well :)

  • Domenic February 5th, 2013 11:20 PM

    So neat. And looks like a fun way to make art not like a labour.

    xx Domenic

  • elladee February 6th, 2013 5:54 AM

    This is such a cute idea!

  • Miarele February 6th, 2013 10:55 PM

    no. 3 reminds me of The Cottingley Fairies Case! are you by any chance inspired by them? it was among my favorite urban legends :D

  • Abby in the Sky with Diamonds February 7th, 2013 11:37 PM

    This is awesome and the boy in 7 is soooooooo cute. I guess I have a crush on somebody who might be dead. Beautiful. Like him. Okay I will stop. But this was amazing and perfect and yea.

  • Len February 11th, 2013 1:03 AM

    My Grandfather was Maurice Pearlmann of M. Pearlmann & Co – Glasgow. So he must have seen the presentation in photo number 4 in real life. How’s that for “crazy and cool” Kendra?

    • Kendra February 13th, 2013 9:29 PM

      Ah!!!! Now that is very crazy and cool!!!! What are the chances of a lost photograph being found?

      If you have a photo of him, I’d love to see it :)

  • lipstik February 12th, 2013 2:26 PM

    These are so cool!

  • Miss Erin February 13th, 2013 12:47 PM

    I love these :)

  • Akemi Umino March 11th, 2013 6:35 PM

    It’s very creative and lovely.. the people in those photos must be happy !

  • Eve Slade March 13th, 2013 10:03 AM

    Just wondering what media you used ?

  • Cutesycreator aka Monica June 5th, 2013 2:59 PM

    Okay I love everything about this and I am now inspired to start a vintage photograph collection ♥♥♥

    PS I love Hollin Chapman’s sweaters. It also delights me that they look almost identical. :D