Five years ago Dave Tomkins uncovered a huge archive of photographs his Grandpa, Stephen Clarke had taken over the years. With his Grandpa unable to remember where he’d shot these images, Dave was determined to find out more and started reaching out to the big wide world to find out more about the places pictured and what they look like now.
As a result an even bigger collection has started to manifest itself from people submitting their own images to help build the story and bring the loose ends together. Unfortunately while his Grandpa passed away last year, Dave now sees this website as a tribute to his colourful life and ability to capture some truly stunning images.
The sentiment and story behind the work is lovely, but what elevates Grandpa’s Photos to another level is how well designed the website is. Within the first few seconds of flicking through you instantly know what the project is about. It’s this kind of simplicity that’s imperative to making a collaborative project like this successful and the full page photographs with small snippets of text allow the visuals and Dave’s Grandpa’s memories to speak for themselves.
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