WHEN THE PAST IS AS REAL AS THE PRESENT...
This one shows a girl in a seaside town, riding along on a tricycle. It dates from 1900, and yet it could be any child, any time - with her hands gripping tight to the handlebars and her tongue pressed firmly against one cheek, and such a determined expression that speaks of the thrill; of danger and speed. It really is something quite special.
The VV would like to thank The Retronaut for drawing her attention to Mr Clarke's work, and many more of his striking images can be found on Chris Wild's wonderful website: http://www.howtobearetronaut.com/
Here the viewer is given a passport and then transported back through time by the means of amazing vintage film and stunning photography. And, what's more, Chris will be one of the speakers for TED Global 2010, July 13th 4.45 - 6.30pm. Details can be found on: http://conferences.ted.com/TEDGlobal2010/program/speakers.php