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.
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.
That just goes to show you that any subject CAN be photogenic.
That cake is wonderful. I hope you put up some more throwbacks! 🙂