We are flooded with thousands of images every year. Friends. Family. Pets. Vacations. Birthdays. More. The moments captured, like so many dominoes, tumble endlessly into the past. Some are memorable. Most are not, deleted from our memories and our phones.
And yet, every year there are images that move us. For some unknown reason, a collection of pixels or paint strokes stirs an emotion we can’t shake. They produce a smile. A tear. Or something wonderfully undefinable that reminds us of the wonder of being human.
One of the best things about my world are the images that cross our desk at Antique Trader. Items for sale at auction houses fill our days with fascination and delight. What follows are a mere handful that, for whatever reason, have moved me this past year, capturing the imagination and becoming more than a moment in time.