Ruth Peck 01
1. When was this photo taken?
2. Where was this photo taken?
Pound Ridge, NY
3. Who took this photo?
My 5 year old son
4. What are we looking at here?
This is my daughter when she was two. She's standing on a patio wall we just installed. In the background was our children's play set
5. How does this old photo make you feel?
Disappointed, as I often used to feel when picking up prints at the drugstore! Initially there's a feeling of anticipation dropping the film into the envelope & sending it off! When I'd pick up my photos two weeks later, they were never as good as I had hoped
6. Is this what you expected to see?
I didn't know what to expect. This photo looks like it'd been improperly exposed, like when the back of the camera was opened before the film was fully rolled back. I didn't expect to see my daughter in the photo because we bought our first digital camera right before she was born & I thought we stopped using our 35mm.
7. Does this photo bring back any memories?
YES! Initially, when I received the old photos, I was so disappointed with the quality, that I didn't look closely at them. After a couple of months, I took a closer look, & even bad photos, can evoke strong feelings & memories. My children are teenagers now, & the days of playing on the swing set have long past. What strikes me most in the picture, though, are my daughter's chubby bare feet! She hates walking outside in bare feet now!
8. How do you think others will respond to this photo?
Because of the poor quality, I think others will barely give it a glance, as was my first inclination. But maybe they too will remember the frustration & limitations of 110 & 35mm film. Today, photos whose quality cannot be enhanced with software, or are not to our liking, are immediately deleted from our devices, therefore in the future, we won't have many "rejects" to ponder.
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