Sunday, November 23, 2008
I was going through some old photos to use for a current art project and came across this one. This is Kyle when he was six years old. I took a series of black and whites for a photography class at UCSB during the summer in '95. I've really been feeling the empty nest syndrome, especially with the holidays coming up. I love the look of serenity on his face.
This is the one that I think expresses his personality most of the time. And maybe even now also. For this shot I used an old manual camera that was manufactured in Russia. I don't even remember what it was called. It took medium format film and was very easy to double expose if you forgot to crank the film forward to the next frame. I love the way it turned out. This has the vintage, distressed look because I left the negative in its plastic sleeve and rather dusty when I scanned it. Oops, I also scanned it backwards.