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Photographs of cars taken in 1958 by Francis Van Maele, an 11 years old boy then.
He collected pictures of cars with registration numbers from all different countries.
Photographs taken with 6x9 Kodak Brownie in parking lots in Belgium.
Laser printing.

14 x 16 cm - 40 pages
2008, 150 signed copies
35 euros - 50 US $ - 30 UK Pds

1958 collects the photographs of an 11-year-old Francis Van Maele, who used his Kodak Brownie to document the license plates of various foreign cars in the parking lots of the Brussels' World Exhibition, in Knock-Le Zoute, in Bruges, and in his nearby hometown of Tielt. The composition of each photograph (made from recently unearthed negatives) remains consistent throughout the book; the majority of every frame is occupied by the back end of the car, while the architecture and landscapes in the background blend into a vignette. Each sepia-tinted photograph is labeled in handwritten letters with the country of the car's license plate.

Francis Van Maele
Dugort, Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland