Thursday, February 27, 2014

Snowscape

I have little information other than the obvious that it's a twig in the snow, other than it was taken in 1969. Is this twig the last holdout against a snowy winter onslaught? Or the first sign of an approaching spring thaw? 1969

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Fire Extinguisher

The title for this one is pretty self-explanitory. It's a fire extinguisher. I have no certain idea why dad took this picture, but there some notion in the foggiest reaches of my memory that he tried briefly to make a little money on the side with photography and this may have been a "portfolio" of sorts, a demonstration of a product shot for advertising. Or he could have just had an extinguisher fetish. One thing I do remember is him working on this shot in his home darkroom. He must have developed dozens of copies of this shot, and I remembered it to this day, and was quite pleased to find the negative. IMG_0064

Coin

Dad is trying his hand at a close-up. But what exactly has he photographed here? Turns out it's a 1964 silver dollar commemorating the...