If you follow Watson, IL photographer, Tytia Habing, on social media then you were recently privy to some of her great family photo finds as she scanned and saved thousands of old family photos in what she referred to as The Great Scan of 2019.
While she didn’t take these pictures, she did hand-pick them and with her engaging storytelling she filled us in on the rich characters behind these images.
And characters they are.
From a super-buff great grandpa (who “wasted” film on animals) to monkeys in the Rosalyn Cafe to child labor in Indiana and to nuns in wooden speedboats, the characters in these photos all tell her family’s story.
In Tytia’s own words, “Their expressions, the way they're composed, the lighting....they're magical.”
Join Tytia and her family photo and storytelling exhibit at Fresh Digs during Artisan Fair weekend in downtown Effingham on Saturday, May 4 from 10 am to 3 pm.
You may even get to chat with Tytia and her family.