Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Glory Days... a NEW photo from my past

Now I think I'm going down to the well tonight
And I'm going to drink till I get my fill
And I hope when I get old I don't sit around thinking about it
But I probably will
Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture
A little of the glory of, well time slips away
And leaves you with nothing mister but
Boring stories of glory days

Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen

I was developing new film last week and I needed HC-110 rather than my usual T-MaxRS. I only had two sheets of 8x10 so I figured I'd go into the "vault" (actually an old Tri-X box) where I keep old film I never got around to developing. I took the first sheet off the top and decided to throw it in the Jobo drum with the other film. Well, it turned out to be a negative from August 6, 1989. It was an image of the back entrance to the Deli in Pompton Lakes, NJ, where I grew up. This was where we would park our bikes and go in the deli to get all the sustenance a young boy needs... Cracker Jax, Beer, Sandwiches.... it was often the jumping off point for a fun night, usually sitting on the railroad bridge drinking beers. Oh, those glory days!

Oh, back to photography... even though the negative has been sitting in a box for almost 20 years it developed pretty darned good! Can't wait to print it! Or to get to the other hundreds of old negatives sitting in even older boxes!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great shot, and the idea that you have a box full of old film you haven't developed is interesting to me.