Beth frequently slept with Gozer. When he was just a tiny puppy, she would even set up a bed, of sorts, on the floor so she could keep him company there. This doesn’t line up perfectly, but this is close to where the original photo was taken. I moved the blanket closer to where Gozer was resting so I could include him in the photo.
These images are some of the most heartbreaking for me.
I think she asked me to take a snapshot of her jacket with her phone. It was taken with the Instagram app, or something similar, because it was saved to look like a polaroid. So, I printed it that way, and took a photo of that. The room was dark and it didn’t turn out well, but that’s ok.
I kept thinking make I could get a better one of this, but it’s impossible to tell where the original was taken. I know it was taken near the Durham, and on the same day all the other photos were taken (the negative shows the sequence), and too much has probably changed, anyway.
The wind was whipping her hair, and I love that smile.
She didn’t like it when I snuck up on her with her glasses on, or while reading, or while in a robe. Three strikes, and I’m sharing, anyway.
I think I am finally running out of these old black and white images. I’m not sure I have too many left from this series in front of the museum.
I really like this one.
Even though the photo was so over-exposed that the image barely exists, I was able to retrieve something from the negative.
This original image was from the same series I posted many months ago when I took a bunch of photos of her in a park.
The outside photo is our backyard, after returning from a month in Scandinavia and the grass hadn’t been mowed in a month.
Then there is Gozer, of course.
I’m not sure where this photo was taken, but possibly my old apartment. The outside image is the bedroom in our house.
I just love her expression.
I am hopeful I can take photos in the old studio, soon. I mean, it is no longer a studio, but I found out which business occupies that space now, and I was able to contact a person that might let me onto the roof to take some photos. Fingers crossed.
One thing I did learn is the space is radically different than it was when I rented studio space there, and this photo really wouldn’t have been possible there. So, I took it in a different location. This is the brick wall on the patio at the back of our house.
If all goes well, I will post the images from my old studio in the next month, or so. They are some of my favorite images I ever took of her. We had only been dating for a short while. The love was still new. We were still so young. Her mom once said, “She became more beautiful after she started dating you.” It was such a nice compliment for her to make, as if I had anything to do with her beauty.
I mean, look at this one.
She is beautiful in this image.
Like the image from yesterday, the original photo was taken in my old studio, with a Nikon FE2 on Kodak TMax film (probably 400 ASA). The outside image is our home.
I would have been taking photos for a series of drawings or paintings I wanted to do. She used to be really awkward in front of a camera, and would giggle a lot while I tried to take photos. Usually I would just wait for her to be serious.
I’m thankful I took this photo of her laughing, even though that wasn’t the goal.