When Martijn van Oers stumbled across a vintage camera in a Dutch thrift store, the photography enthusiast within him no doubt did a little jig. But what lay inside was even more fascinating. Indeed, after taking the old camera home, he found an old roll of film, and it led him on an incredible adventure of discovery.
But before we delve into van Oers and his amazing discovery, let’s talk a little about the importance of photography itself. Indeed, before cameras and film, events were captured through the written word or illustration. But thanks to photography, family memories and world events have had their visuals captured for all of us to see.
Photographs have become so precious to us, and it’s not hard to see why. For they provide snapshots of our pasts and links to our family members, some of whom may no longer be around. And as a result, they are invaluable to many.