Freshman year of college I took a required class in photography. It was really the first time I'd ever taken any photos other than the typical pics you take of your friends, family and events. We learned the basics, how to shoot (film people, film,) develop and print.
I'd pretty much forgotten how much fun this was, until today, when I found a notebook full of negatives. No contact sheets, just negatives. So I started scanning a few. Some of them made me laugh - such artsy wannabe shots. Obviously an art sudent shot them. But even though I didn't think I was really talented, looking at them now I like them. All were taken in Providence, around 1980.
I'll start with a shot inside, of a hallway in my dorm. I used to brush my teeth in this water fountain.
Look at the pretty reflection!
Outside of the dorm, looking at"The Refectory."
On Waterman street, outside the dorm, looking towards Benefit Street.
Lookign the other way, up towards the dorm. Very silly shot.
I wonder how much the skyline has changed? This is looking downtown from Benefit Street.
Yes I was an art student. Told to look all around, not just straight ahead, I became consumed with angles.
I don't remember where this building is, but I liked the way the white bark on the tree picked up the white trim on the windows.
Gotta love reflections.
I like the big old car, and the fact that everyone is ignoring me.
The best part of this shot is the guy in the lower left. He's having fun.
More to come as I scan...