Joshua Kristal 05
1. When was this photo taken?
2. Where was this photo taken?
3. Who took this photo?
4. What are we looking at here?
This is the aftermath from the annual Chinese New Year's Day festivities in Chinatown.
5. How does this old photo make you feel?
A bit nostalgic and melancholic. The rain that seemingly ruined a fun day of colorful cultural festivities lent a haunting feel to an otherwise lively day. The weather turned my mood a bit south and it was reflected in my image making. But at the same time there is a beauty in the images on this roll of culture, color and celebration.
6. Is this what you expected to see?
Nope! I had no idea what was on the rolls I submitted.
7. Does this photo bring back any memories?
Yes, a couple.
When I first arrived in NYC in 2005 I was incredibly inspired by my new home. I lived in an incredible and diverse, old school NYC part of the Lower East Side. And, even though I spent way too much money living there for a year or two, it was so worth it. I used to prowl my new neighborhood with an antique brownie camera taking in the sites with abandon. Eleven years later that spirit of discovery is gone.
8. How do you think others will respond to this photo?
I hope the dichotomy of the image is affecting....its bright color and celebratory subject matter tempered by the gritty and depressing state it's all in.
- Lost Rolls America
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- 1429x1429 / 2.3MB
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- Lost Rolls: The Archive