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A walk down memory lane – Throwback Series pt. 1

In the last few weeks, I have once again discovered that I have a massive archive of negatives. Since I had some time on my hands, I decided to start scanning some film.

This is a unique opportunity for me. I am able to show everyone never before seen images that I shot all around the world. I don’t even remember seeing some of these images! It is very cool.

Since it is my birthday today, I decided to start off with an image I shot at my 17th birthday party. The legendary “Scary Cake.”

The story goes that my mom had made me a chocolate cake. When I removed the candles, this face was left in it. Before anyone touched the cake, knife or any of the surroundings, I snapped a frame.

I was shooting chromes on my dads Pentax ME SUPER for my photo 2 class my senior year of high school. We were doing Polaroid transfers and emulsion lifts. The final product is hanging framed in my moms kitchen.

Scary Cake Maxwell S. Gersh www.gershphoto.com

On a less horrifying note, I also found the negatives from the first roll I ever shot for a class assignment. One part of the assignment was to photograph an old chair. I took a chair and set it next to a mostly glass door. The next thing I knew, I had a pretty cool picture of a chair.

Old Chair Maxwell S. Gersh www.gershphoto.com

That just goes to show you that any subject CAN be photogenic.

Throwback Series pt. 2
Congrats Lauren and Jonathan!
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