in 1998 i was still living in memphis, finishing up my first semester at the Memphis College of Art and getting ready to start my second year there.
like my 1997 post, the majority of these photos have never been seen before, by anyone but me.
so let’s check out what 21 year old Pat and his friends were up to in 1998!
like i mentioned last post, Room 901 is the second theme that Cody and I did on the same day we shot the first theme, Dirt Track Date.
cody ended up naming the first theme. in fact, the first theme was really her baby all the way. she knew what she wanted, the feel she wanted, and everything.
for this them, i took the lead. i named it, knew the feel i wanted, etc.
in my head, she’s still the same character. but this theme takes place when she first gets to the room and then shows what happens afterwards.
you’ll notice, as i get towards the end, that i shift from black and white to color. i think it fit the scene and feel better. it’s rare that i do that but i think it fit in this case
ok, let’s get to it
i figured i’d post some photos i’ve been wanting to post since july of last year, but between wanting to hold up and show them in an art show first and then my old Dell dying i never got a chance to actually post them here.
so, i’d been wanting to shoot my friend Cody for awhile but could just never seem to arrange a time. between us living in different cities/states and her going to school and working full time, well it wasn’t easy.
plus, both cody and i are artists, so we both wanted a theme and/or backstory for whatever we were gonna shoot.
well, last july everything came together. i was in town, it was the summer so she was on break from school and didn’t have to work till late, and we had worked out 2 backstories for what we wanted to shoot.
instead of combining two separate themes in one post (even though we shot them on the same day) i figured i would give each one its own entry.
so, let’s get started on the first one!
MY PHOTO BOOK, ROLLEIFLEX ACROSS AMERICA, IS FINALLY DONE!
80 pages of portraiture photographs and writings about my roadtrip across America.
every photo was taken with my Rolleiflex 2.8D and black and white film.
the always wonderful Katie West was even kind enough to write me a two page introduction for it! many thanks katie 🙂
you can buy it and check out a free 15 page preview at this link:
many thanks to everyone who goes to take a look!