In a quest to find a missing item that reminds missing- I have even more old stuff I have found instead. Last night the old coins, today a box of slides I took in 1996. This here is my first studio. The lights were bought that day, I drove to WB Hunt in Melrose and bought my first studio lighting kit, bare bulb, metal dishes, constant lighting. They recently returned to me by way of a friend who bought them when I upgraded. It is kind of neat to have them back for nostalgic purposes. On the same day, I made those sawhorses and stand, I recall driving back from Medway Lumber with 2x4s hanging out of the window my bright green Geo Metro. I had cleared a space in the garage of the renovated barn (foreshadowing) that served as my first apartment here in Medway.
Now the camera is the best part, it is a twin-lens Yashica Medium format 120 camera. The thing as a well used, hand me down. I can say it deserved a better tripod than the KMart special it is sitting upon in this photo. I was just thinking earlier this week how it took me so long to realize a tripod is a worthy investment. I cheaped out on them for so many years, decades even. And just recently I believe I have the two tripods I will probably have for the rest of my life. Invest in a good tripod kids.
Why this setup? It was a lighting assignment for one of my college photography classes. I have 23 photos of eggs. Just eggs. I can tell as the light was moved what I was going for, boredom. I remember shooting both slides and 120 film that night. I developed the film by hand, I am sure the negs are around somewhere. The eggs have never ben seen again.