Friday, September 02, 2011

{disposable camera}

sometimes, i buy a disposable camera.

because do you remember when you were, mmm, thirteen, and you took your parents' film camera to your first concert and you took pictures of the crowd and the band and your friends and yourself and every living thing to grace your peripheral vision? well i do. back then, i lived in a village two hours away from the nearest walmart. and i kept that precious film in a little black case on my night table, for ages it felt like, until i could make the trip with my parents to the city to develop and see the evidence of that fantastic evening.

the pictures from that particular night were grainy and blurry and too dark, but i looked at them a hundred times on the ride home. i found one where i could actually make out the bassist of the band and i set that aside to hang on my wall. years later, i met some of the people from the blurry crowd pictures in college and sheepishly told them that i had their pictures hanging on my wall. more years later, i found out that barclay had been at the same concert. i should go through and see if i can find him in those old photographs.

anyway, the point is not any of that. the point is that every once in a while, i want to take a lot of pictures and not know how they're going to turn out. and i want to wait a long time and then take them to the photo place down the street and get them developed and then i want to sit in the car in the parking lot and look through them and put my favourites on the wall.

i'm a tiny bit pathetic.


so here's some of the film i picked up yesterday, taken on a 2 dollar disposable camera from a hardware store.

that last one is a concert that i was too poor to get into. andrew bird in the park by my house. i wandered down anyway and watched from behind the barricade. and made up for it by seeing him up close and for free the next morning.

happy weekend! i'm heading into wedding two of four this month that i'm involved in. brides EVERYWHERE!!!!