Vintage candid photos of folks from N.J.

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When you least expect it ….

What’s a “candid” photo? Pretty much anything that hasn’t been staged. By “staged,” I can mean anything from a publicity photo to a group shot of family all standing in the same pose.

Courtesy of Sacred Heart High School 

Why do we like candid photos so much? A friend of mine explained it, and I can’t possibly do any better:

“There is something compelling about pictures where the subjects don’t know they are being photographed. A sort of invitation into a moment in time unfettered by vanity or awareness that just captures