found

this morning me and my neighbor Dan went out for some coffee and then we went to take some photos.

across the road from our apartment complex.  there is a old house that stands there, it once belonged to this old man that lived there. im not sure for how long, he was there when we moved into the complex. he lived there alone except for the farm animals that also lived there.  its funny when he left there was some chickens that he didnt take with him, so they wandered around the apartment complex for a couple of months. always waking us up. it was nice. its weird because this whole area used to be farm area now it is developed into aparmtnet complexes, and office buildings. not what he expected im sure. i always see that house and wonder what happened to him? why did he leave? what kind of person was he? why was he all alone? all kinds of questions. 

well as we were walking around taking photos, we came upon these old negatives i wanted to see what was on them so i took them. i don’t know if that was right or wrong, but i found it interesting, interesting in the fact that these are someone’s memories, someone’s life recorded to film. i find it awesome that they survived all these years, and sad also that these are memories long forgotten. but you cant help but be intrigued by these shots from this person. you begin to ask yourself about these photos, who took them? who where the people in the photos? are they still living? are they dead? are they still in love? all questions that cant be answered by me, only them. its life recorded to film.

life.

a persons life.

a families life.

a persons history.

its amazing to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “found

  1. Several of these photos are better all these years later than they were as totally ordinary vacation photos when they were taken…the texture that they have acquired from age gives them a far-away fantasy look that really speaks to me. I especially love the image of the Disney castle with the lake and something or other in the foreground and the people rushing to the carousel.
    There is a closet full of slides from my childhood which I have yet to do something with. I hope that some of them have transformed themselves from the average to a bit extraordinary over the years.
    Nice reminiscence about the old man, the film and the abandoned chickens. I hope they got rescued before they died of heatstroke!
    Today’s blog is excellent!

  2. I loved this! We have all been guilty of letting film hang around, waiting to get developed, but this was such a find. The whole idea of the abandoned house and chickens left behind- what a story! A couple of the photos really speak to me, the deterioration has actually enhanced the images and given them a surreal quality that lifts them far beyond the ordinary, often seen vacation images they began as. Especially the Disney castle and the carousel with the crowd rushing towards it…there is a closet full of slides, my whole 1950s and 60s childhood and I hope now that aging has created something as wonderful for them as it did for these old photos (I should go take a look!)

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