I haven't posted any new photos in a while. The recent gallery show over at Aperture took up a lot of my time as I rushed to get everything ready. Following that I had the art sale to get ready for. Then I realized I hadn't even taken any photos in two or three weeks, which is a quite a while for me since I started shooting film. So, even though I was away this weekend, I managed to sneak in a few photos.
We left late Friday night after a successful art sale and headed up to Erie again for the weekend. Water slides, cookouts, babies, the usual great stuff an Erie weekend consists of. Finally, Sunday morning we landed in "Midtown," Erie to browse a local junk shop because I can never have enough junk. And that's where all of these photos took place.
Midtown is a prime example of what I love about small towns. There is always an area that never seems to change. It almost hangs on too long. Buildings are fading and repurposed. Billboards advertise products you can no longer buy. Spray paint is the decoration of choice. But still, you can see the charm of the place. For what it is and what it used to be. Midtown isn't necessarily all of these things, it was actually quite active for a Sunday morning, but the images it created definitely portrayed that feeling to me.
As for the junk shop... It served me well. I arrived back in Cleveland with 10 new cameras. Mostly polaroid.
Location: Erie PA
Camera: Polaroid Land 250
Film: Fuji FP-3000b