Brian McGloin 02
1. When was this photo taken?
2. Where was this photo taken?
Sherwood Mill Pond, Westport, CT
3. Who took this photo?
4. What are we looking at here?
Gates used to keep water from high tides of the Long Island Sound in Sherwood Mill Pond. As the water drained back out, it powered early grist mills. The gates were opened annually to drain the pond for repairs and sand removal. This area has some of my favorites places, and I spent as much time there as I could. One time, as I walked away from crawling around with a camera near the gates and wooden bridges, I saw a police car approach where I was. I wasn't sure if it was just an odd coincidence or someone who thought the guy with the camera was up to something.
5. How does this old photo make you feel?
It confirms my theory that being a broke news photographer in a phenomenally nice area is much better than being a broke news photographer elsewhere.
It reminds me of how much I loved living and growing up in SW Connecticut. And, as much as I like Portland, OR, my current home, I miss quirky little Connecticut.
6. Is this what you expected to see?
No. Actually, sort of. I participated in Lost Rolls with no expectations. I have bags full of film. The newer rolls are organized, the older ones (maybe 15 years old?) are not very well organized.
7. What kind of memories does this photo bring back?
How I scraped by financially; how I didn't really deal with some personal issues from childhood and their effect on my personal and professional life; how lonely and isolated I felt.
8. How do you think others will respond to this photo?
Hopefully they will appreciate the wonderful small things around them, the almost forgotten bits of history, the odd things. Maybe they'll slow down, stop staring at little screens and crawl under bridges to see what's there.
- Lost Rolls America
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