1961 – Inga Schweim poses for the photographer at a beach near Kiel, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
Diving into the family archives is for me also a trip through various photo techniques. The first color print shows up in the early 1950s; before that it was all black and white. But color prints and negatives remain rare until the 1970s.
This is one of those rare color shots. It shows my mother at the age of 19 on a beach near Kiel, Germany, on a sunny summer day. A beautiful memory of the best time in her life – if only the print would not show the terrible red shift. The image below shows the original as it looks today. It’s not a joy to look at this image.
Fortunately, I could recover the image to show what the photographer has probably seen back then, and how the print probably looked like when it came back from the lab 60 years ago. Lovely.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||Summer 1961|
|Image Source||7 x 10 cm Print from Original Negative Film|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||3253 x 4731 Pixels|
|Copyright||Scan © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|