For Christmas this past year I got a nice scanner I had been fawning over. It’s a huge Epson Perfection v500 Photo scanner that can scan slides and 35mm film. I figured not having to pay to have the photo lab scan in my negatives would motivate me to work more with film.
For the inaugural scan, I busted out some old negatives from my college photography classes. Talk about uninspired, there weren’t very many that I deemed worthy of being scanned in for the world to see. We’ll blame it on being forced to take up to ten rolls of film at a time. Even if I bracketed that’s a lot of pictures to take, and there wasn’t a whole lot going on in the small mountain town that I went to school in. You can only take so many pictures of snow and trees before you run out of ideas and I never was (Read: still am not) huge on studio/portrait photography.
This was probably the best picture I took in college. What I like about it is how normal it seems at first, you think “Oh, a door with some interesting light patterns on it, how nice.” It’s only after a few seconds of staring that you notice the creepy hand reaching out. It completely changes the mood of the photo. I have a non-dust covered print of it matted that I will eventually get framed.
I actually took these photos for my mom and not for a class project. She had recently inherited this old tractor from my great-grandfather who used it for years upon years farming on the North Carolina coast.
These were for a project, I don’t even remember what the assignment was, but Chris and I found these old masks at a Big Lots and thought they were just cheesy enough to photograph. Please ignore the dust on these, gah.