The Photo Men

Vimeo / Ben Kitnick
Vimeo / Ben Kitnick / Vimeo / Ben Kitnick

Today, a pair of short documentaries about men who collect old photographs. First up, The Photo Man, a film about Mark Kologi, who buys and sells found photos in California. Apparently he's sold more than 3,000,000 photos (!) which requires a good deal of dedication. Here's how it works:

And here's our own Ransom Riggs in 2011, explaining his hobby collecting these photos. Note the scenes in which Ransom shops for photos -- I'd wager he's bought something from Kologi.

Ransom turned his collection of photos with writing on them into the fantastic book Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past.