1. When was this photo taken?
Approximately Fall of 1999.
2. Where was this photo taken?
My apartment on main street, Shepherdstown, WV.
3. Who took this photo?
A wonderful Shepherdstown girl, Amy Harbin.
4. What are we looking at here?
I love vintage clothing and I was working on a project of vintage wedding dresses. I had just moved into this beautiful and historical (during the Civil War my apartment was a hospital) apartment with huge windows and no furniture except this lone chair and a few plants. It was the perfect light for this photo of Amy in this wonderful vintage wedding dress with so many beautiful buttons. The photo was taken with my 1972 Bronica Medium Format Camera with 120 black and white Kodak film.
5. How does this old photo make you feel?
How does this old photo make me feel: lost time . . . everywhere. . an old wedding dress. . . revived to be part of my photography life. . .in a new apartment. . that I no longer live at anymore. . . . lost rolls of film. . . one of many . . . .that symbolize much of what has been started but time. . ..has left uncompleted. The photo makes me sad. . .but inspired to keep at it.
6. Is this what you expected to see?
I had no idea what would be on this roll of 120 film. The one of many rolls still left . . . undeveloped.
7. What kind of memories does this photo bring back?
This brings back memories of starting a new life, living for the first time in a town and not in the country, the freedom of working on my photography with little other distractions, making new friends, a light sense of being. Feeling which have not as much to do with the photo itself, but the moments surrounding the making of it.
8. How do you think others will respond to this photo?
I think people will find it having a sense of peace and beauty and also a sense of . . . . time has past.