I seem to be in and around Times Square frequently these days. I took this shot with an old, expired roll that was still in a camera I found under my bed recently.
Taken with a Canon AE-1 with Kodak Gold 200 (unknown expiration date).
At the base of the Brooklyn Bridge (on the Brooklyn side) rests Cadman Plaza Park. In the park is the Brooklyn War Memorial, a monument I have walked by hundreds, if not thousands, of times. A few weeks ago, with my Canon AE-1, I stopped to consider this memorial to the 300,000 men and women from the Borough who served in World War 2. On one side of the structure is the figure “Victory.”
On the other is “Family”
Grateful, I stood there for some time thinking about those Brooklynites and others in their generation who made sacrifices, which I cannot fully comprehend.
Both pictures taken with a Canon AE-1 using Kodak Gold 100 film, expired in 2003.
I have been negligent in keeping up my blog lately, so this week I plan to share some new work. Being that I am in a New York state of mind, the photos will be of the city I call home. Enjoy!
As part of my journey, I have returned to shooting film – 35mm, 127 roll film and polaroid. I love the unpredictability of expired film, especially color. Finding places to develop color has been a challenge, and converting those negatives to digital has proven even more difficult (and cumbersome). The results, however, I think, speak for themselves.
This shot – Kustard King – is my nod to summer. Thank God for soft serve on blazing hot nights! Shot in June, 2012 with Canon AE-1 using expired (2003) 35mm Kodak Gold/ISO 100.
With old film you never know what you’re going to get, especially with color. Take a look at the flag compared the rest of this image. This image also taken in 2003/04 and developed in 2012.