i went rifling through a filing cabinet I never get into the other day and I came across a lot my old negatives. Wow!… i hadn’t thought of these things in so long.
In a past life… oh, about ten years ago, I was quite serious about creating photographic art. I participated in Fotofest in a group exhibit a few times, did a few solo exhibits, a three-artist exhibit. I even won best in show one year of images collected throughout the year from a photo society i belonged to… approximately 150 images.
I don’t miss photography the way I’ve mentioned missing music when I didn’t use it as a medium for my creativity. But I have been getting an itch over the past few months to drag my cameras out again.
But now that I’ve found a bunch of my negs, i thought I would share some of my old images until I start doing some new ones.
This one is pretty cool… not perfect but still rather interesting. I took it with my 4×5 monorail. For the photophyles out there I can’t remember film type or developer. I think it was TMX 100 with AGFA Rodinal and fixed with Ilford fixer.
The image is of a snake skin that was almost completely intact. Someone had cut a bunch of tree limbs and left them at the edge of my subdivision near the woods. I guess the snake found these dry, brittle twigs to be a perfect spot to scratch the itch that signals it’s time to let loose of it’s skin as it grows.
Hmm… rather appropriate I guess for a first image to share. Perhaps this is the jump start I need to start scratching my itch.