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11 Nov 2010

Nearly two years ago, I came home to my apartment one night and in the hallway there was this mise en scene: one of the dining table chairs was positioned upside down (presumably atop another dining table chair facing rightside up), with a cavalry of screwdrivers arranged on the wooden bottom of the seat.  I’m guessing that one of my housemates was fixing a loose leg, but for a good day and a half this mini-scene remained untouched.  At some point I came downstairs with the Nikon, which was loaded with Ilford Delta 3200 speed film (yes, 3200), and snapped a few pics.  And then the next morning, the screwdrivers and upturned chair were back in their normal resting spots. I never did get the full backstory from my housemates as to what the repairs entailed.

I was going through my old black & white photos tonight, as I wait for my latest roll on the Leica to return from the lab — Fuji Neopan 400, probably my default black and white film now for the past twelve or thirteen years.  It’s been a while since I’ve shot in b&w, and I wonder if I still have the touch.  (I’m also figuring that perhaps the Leica will do half (more than half?) of the work, since Leica  glass is so spectacularly sharp.)  Fingers crossed!

One Comment leave one →
  1. Edw permalink
    27 Nov 2010 4:18 pm

    ..great photo ..but I just love the new collective-noun: a “cavalry of screwdrivers”!

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