old film::roll #7


i'm thinking that this roll is from fall of 98 or winter of 98/99 (based on the poster in the bathroom). maybe i was home for thanksgiving? i dont think it could really be winter as there are no coats being worn. thanksgiving in chapel hill was often warm. i also don't know why else i would be home at this time if it weren't thanksgiving.

there are 3 distinct sets of images on this roll.

set 1) my guess is jordan lake. it's definitely not university lake. i can't think of any other bodies of water in that area that look like that. but! i also can't figure out  or remember why i would go to jordan lake.

set 2) this is the house that i will forever think of as "the house i grew up in".  i loved that house. not sure why all of the images are of the doors or door knobs. wish i could tell you. but there were a lot of doors in that house. the image above is looking into my parent's bedroom.

set 3) images of my immediate family. all 5 of us. which is pretty rare for this time period. i think we are all waiting for a table outside of 15-501  diner.  we all look a lot younger in these images but my mom hasn't aged a bit.

the processing and scan on this roll is less than great.. you can see chemical spots. hair and dust. not sure how i feel about that.

you can see the whole roll here.


old film::roll #3


seaside park/heights, nj 2008/thanksgiving time

we went on a walk to get out of the house. the boardwalk is very different in the winter. desolate and still. no rides whirling or faux calliopes clashing.

dan grew up going to this boardwalk as he lived about 10 minutes away. he had his first job at midway steak house and then later worked  at the water park down the street.

a lot of what is in these images is no longer there. hurricane sandy wiped a good bit out in 2012. then a fire wiped out other parts of it in 2013. i'm incredibly grateful to have these images. 

additionally, i really loved those blue corduroys that dan is wearing in the last image. loved them.

you can see the rest of the roll here.