Retro is a culturally outdated or aged style, trend, mode, or fashion, from the overall post-modern past, that has since that time become functionally or superficially the norm once again (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retro).
Once upon a time, back in the days ….
If you look at old photos taken on film a lot of them had imperfections, which were part of the fun. Colour washes, light leaks, vignettes and blurs were problems that appeared during the processing of your film, particularly if you had a cheap camera or simply because of human error. If you are using a digital camera that doesn’t normally apply any more. A lot of photographers nevertheless don’t like to have the pristine quality of digital shots and they use cameras like a cheap Holga to get this unpredicted images and the fun in photography back. Apart from using film cameras and going analogue again you can recreate some cool retro effects in Photoshop or other post process software.
If you look at old style analogue photography you will find the following characteristics as inaccurate colour washes of warm tones, dark vignettes surrounding the shots, blurred focus and light leaks where the film has been excessively exposed.
Luckily there is a bar here in Vietnam call Bar Betta with a lot of vintage décor where I could take two models for a shooting to create my own retro style look.