Old Photo Magazines

I posted on a camera I got from Michaela’s family when we were visiting them in Bratislava, Slovakia a few months back, but I also scored a few other amazing things. Fotografia and Fotografie were two photography magazines published in Czechoslovakia. The copies I have span from 1972 – 1974. The quality of the magazines them self is not amazing, but the photos inside them are. I’m not sure how distribution worked back then and if these magazines even traveled outside of Czechoslovakia, but Michaela’s family had quite a few copies of the magazines and I ended up coming home with a few issues. But while I was out there, I went through every issue they had, taking photos of everything that caught my eye. Not only were the magazines filled with great photography, there’s some beautiful graphic design and some great old ads for cameras like Olympus, Praktica, Pentacon, and even some local camera stores.

11 responses to “Old Photo Magazines”

  1. NB says:

    Thanx for sharing this. Amazing. I’d say more but it’s the internet…

  2. Z says:

    these photos are sick. B&W photography is the best.

  3. kubshta says:

    I’m proud of being Czech!

  4. Kyle says:

    Now that is just awesome.

  5. Jason says:

    I could geek out on these mag’s all day long.

  6. Tony says:

    Did you happen to bring back the magazine that showcased the motorcycle flat track photos? Would love some more information if you did.
    P.S. Will compensate for your time.

  7. Nate J Johansen says:

    Bad ass. It also amazes me what else could be out there, other magazines, other countries, other times…

  8. Scully says:

    Motorcycle murder

  9. Harrison Boyce says:

    Hey Tony, I just checked and I don’t have the issues with the flat track photos. If you really need some info, I might be able to help you out. You can send me an email at – harrison@defgrip.net

  10. Amazing stuff, thanks for posting.

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