I'm a professional set designer living in San Diego, California, and I grew up before the internet blew the concept of Six Degrees of Separation out of the water. If you'd like to learn more about my other life as a set designer, check out my website here:

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I inherited my father's collection of slides, mostly 35mm Kodachrome, which includes hundreds if not thousands of photos he took as he traveled all over the US in the 1960's and 70's, and as you can imagine, I think they hold historical significance. An accomplished amateur, my father had an excellent eye for content and composition. I may or may not have inherited those qualities--either way, I've certainly inherited his love of images and captured a few of my own.

I find Dad's pictures stunning and sweet. I'm digitizing the slides into high resolution [4000 dpi] jpegs, and I'd like to make them available to the public--that's what lead me to start The Color Years, as well as my own micro stock photography site on Etsy, Our Kodachrome Years.

The Color Years is about what I call Anthropologic Ephemera: documenting period artifacts, sensiblities, and styles of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s through my family photographs--and my Etsy shop makes them available to you as high quality digital downloads.

The colors are true to the original slide image, and Mother Nature has provided a softening of the hues in keeping with the age of the slides. No sharpening has been done--these photos are what they are.

If you find them as endearing as I do, and you would like to have high quality digital copies, please visit my Etsy shop: