Predecessor by Andrew Paranavitana

Canvas Prints


Sizing Information

Small 8.2" x 8.0"
Medium 12.3" x 12.0"
Large 16.4" x 16.0"
X large 20.4" x 20.0"


  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

This is my antique phone, given to me for my birthday about 9 years ago. It actually rings, not the electronic style, but the real bell ring, more like a fire alarm. It is an original, reconditioned and fully functional phone.

It’s the same phone used in Calling, couldn’t resist going back with the viewfinder on this one.

Featured in Nostalgic Art & Photography
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Top 10 in Nostalgia Challenge

Captured and edited 11pm

Canon 50D
18 – 55, 58mm
Macro filter
f4, 1/16, ISO 1600
Ansco Rediflex
Home Made Darkbox

Slight adjustment of levels, no other enhancements.


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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

Recreating the world as we forgot it..

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  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 5 years ago

    Looks great……really like the vintage feel to this !!

  • Hey thanks mate! Everything seemed to fit perfectly for this one, really happy you like it! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Mark  Coward
    Mark Cowardover 5 years ago

    What a wonderful shot. I’d love to hear it ring.

  • Cheers Mark! It’s fun the first few times, but not the best to get woken up by :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

    JUSTARTover 5 years ago

    great work

  • Thank you so much J :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 5 years ago

    OOOooo! You have just given me an idea- my hubbie has an antique phone on his desk- I’m gonna run down now! This is a brilliant shot!

  • Oh sweet Rosie, that’s so good!! Thanks heaps for the comment, this gets me so excited, can’t wait to see what you create :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • scottimages
    scottimagesover 5 years ago

    lovely!! I adore old antiquish things!! It looks great through the viewfinder :))

  • Thanks Rosemary! It feels like I’m rediscovering all the things in my home with the viewfinder now :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 5 years ago

    I love old telephones! Very nice work Anne :)

  • Thanks very much my friend! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 5 years ago

    Oh my goodness Andrew!! I’ve actually done it! Put the wrong name on a comment! I was looking at Anne’s shot a moment before looking at yours! So sorry!! Blush You were very good about it too :D

  • Haha, the funniest part about this is that I didn’t even notice!! I was rushing to the dinner table as I wrote the reply. That’s so funny Ursula, no need to apologise at all, with so many artists on here, I know how it gets :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 5 years ago

    wonderful work Andrew, very cool

  • Thanks heaps mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 5 years ago


  • haha :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • hologram
    hologramover 5 years ago

    love it, there’s a great “mad Victorian doctor” feel to this, does that make sense ? I’m thinking Vincent Price / Peter Cushing in purple smoking jackets, monacles etc etc…lol ? Wonderful memorabilia, brilliant “parmi” treatment as one would expect :-)
    Great stuff,

  • Mate, I just love the perspective you bring. Can really see the Price connection to this one. Monacle, old English life, mad docs, it all fits and is so obvious now. Until I read this, all I saw was my old phone looking more antiquated than ever. Brilliant mate, thanks heaps! lol, parmi treatment.. love it!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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