What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Legacy Project


Jack Sharp

In 2014, a young man named Dylan Scalet inherited his grandfather’s amateur photographs. He meant to do something with them someday, but he got busy, and one thing led to another, and he never quite managed to work on the project. In fact, it wasn’t until the COVID quarantine that he found the time to do something with the photos. When he started going through them, he realized just how wonderful they were.

Scalet’s grandfather, Jack Sharp, grew up in Bedfordshire, in England. After graduating college with an engineering degree, the young man moved to Geneva, Switzerland to work and raise his family.

According to his grandson, Sharp “loved life, the outdoors, and fully embraced anything he took interest in.” He certainly took some magnificent photos! I’m especially in love with his quirky compositions. What an eye!

You can see more of Jack Sharp’s photos on his grandson’s website and on Instagram.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

16 thoughts on “Legacy Project

  1. I have been going through old family photos too. Nothing this interesting, but …do write on the back who is who because we may never know.

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  2. I gave all of my photographs to my son, Karl Loeblein. I am going to visit them for a Thanksgiving meal. I don’t think they have ever done anything with them. But, that does not surprise me. The one with the young boy and typewriter. Ask somebody under the age of 18 what that was and I doubt most them would not have any idea what it was. I am still having a problem thinking that today’s youth don’t know how to use an analog clock. But at age 6 they know how to use a cell phone. Hal

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  3. These photos are wonderful. I am really surprised they were taken by an amateur photographer as the composition and control of focus and depth of field etc is so very polished.

    I am the family historian of my family so I am in possession of the archive of old photos. I actually need to find time to organize them all into a larger album and get everything neatly labelled and organized in a way that will make sense of future generations. My in-laws have started to transport their archives across the Atlantic to me too so I really ought to find time at some point to get to grips with how to create an actual archive that makes sense to people other than me.

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  4. Wonderful pictures, with glorious emotions showing.

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  5. I didn’t realize there was a Jack Sharp instagram page! Thank you so much for sharing this.

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