Roll#30: Becoming

Updated: Feb 19

There is a certain mystique carried by the images of an old camera when defects, constraints, and imperfections become quirks, opportunities, and beauty. The camera carries a rich history, becoming richer with every exposure.


A cracked lens.


A damaged bellow.


A stuck focus.


A hazy viewfinder.


All these imperfections, forcing a focus---to see things through a new lens. To be in the moment---to be the moment. And when the stars align---


Magic.


Trees lazily stretching their branches into the air become fireworks. Exploding, falling, raining downward.

Ponds---a human, grey eyes reflecting a cold sky. Surrounding vines, trees, and undergrowth an elegant robe.

Tunnels---a portal to another dimension.

Death---the needle on a record player, gently playing the water's eternal soundtrack.

Camera: Ansco Speedex 4.5

Film: TMAX 100 (120)

When: September 2019

Where: Howard County, Maryland

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