[From The Archives] 1998
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!
(man, being a poor art student and never eating a full meal meant i was pretty thin back then LoL)
that camera i’m shooting with is a Canon AE-1 Program. it’s the camera i used all through out school and after i was done with school. in fact, i used my “ole workhorse” up until i got my first DSLR around 2005.
this is my best friend, and roommate at the time, Rion.
heh, one thing about being the roommate of a photo major, it means you’re gonna get shot a lot LoL
this is another one of my best friends, Jaime, hanging out outside our front door (hm, i wonder what she was reading)
also, these photos aren’t gonna be in any kind of order.
it was, and continues to be, all about the comics😉
oh, and gaming, can’t forget gaming (this was the Montreal by Night sourcebook)
this was a shot i ended up using for a lighting assignment
another one of my best friends Marsh
let’s take a quick look around his old room!
yes, those were all his posters
his old 300 disc CD changer (he still has that)
my friend Tracy, hanging out over at our place. she’s getting married this june!
(and yes, i did scan the negative the right way. that poster in the background is actually just reversed)
my boy Aaron, chatting on the computer at his and karyn’s old place
some of the old crew, hanging out at aaron and karyn’s old place (karyn is in the white shirt)
Jaime flipping me off
Jaime talking to…
Davery, her boyfriend at the time.
heh, i actually remember taking these that night. i had already gotten the two individual shots but i knew i wanted to get one with them together. they had actually finished their convo/cigarettes and were getting ready to head back inside when i made them stand back together and pretend to still be talking while i got the shot i wanted LoL
it’s my cat, Kieu!
huh, i’ve forgotten who took this, but it’s my and one of my best friends, Nancy, hanging out at her place in Rome, Georgia
and back to nancy, getting mad that i’m still taking pictures of her :p
this was a statue at a local church that i shot one night, while driving around, looking for stuff to help me finish up the roll of film i was on
for some reason, i let someone talk me into shooting someone’s band photos, even though i had absolutely no idea what the hell i was doing LoL
i mean, really 21 year old/first year photo major Pat? let’s do band photos in the middle of the night with only the available light as a lighting source?! LoL
i’m shocked any of these came out
the best one of the bunch.
it’s rion’s dog, Maya
heh, marsh and rion making up marvel rpg characters. i have no idea why rion is making that face LoL
and now for a change of pace, here’s a shot of my family, right before we head to church, and my sister’s good friend from Japan, Yoko
from left to right; my aunt linda, my ma, my sis Jen, and Yoko
19 year old jen is too cool for school :p
jaime crashing in my bed
rion and our friend, George playing…uh, i think it was RISK
man, george was crazy as hell. no, i mean really crazy LoL
Beville, at his old house in Jackson
rion’s girlfriend at the time, Tonya
rion on the phone
jaime on the phone
rion on the phone again
heh, whenever my friends would get tired of me shooting them, i’d just wait till they were on the phone cause that meant they couldn’t dodge me then
ahh the era before cell phones
jaime sleeping on the couch
rion sleeping on the couch
jaime and rion
heh, i have no idea who these two are or were.
really, i was at the apartment one night and rion and tonya brought them over to crash cause they were homeless and needed a place to stay for the night
so they crashed on the floor and the next day they were gone.
wonder whatever happened to them
the IHOP across the street from our place
soooo many late nights were spent there
our friend Rain talking to rion. i think rion was hitting on her right here LoL
jaime lighting up
soooo one day, one of our downstairs neighbor friends asked if i and my friend who was hanging out at the time, Christye, could babysit her daughter for a few hours while she ran a few errands. i don’t know what’s crazier, the fact that i said yes or the fact she would trust us with her kid LoL
Christye’s puppy at the time
one of my favorite pics
rion in his room
jaime at the computer
rion walking up the steps to get to our apartment
this shot, and the next two, were rion and tonya helping me out with a mid-term photo project.
i made up an entire storyline about this couple and asked them to portray it.
and we’ll wrap up this trip through the archives with this shot.
this was a girl rion was dating, after him and tonya broke up.
this was downtown, at the memphis greyhound station when she was moving away from memphis, going…well, i’ve forgotten.
always liked this shot though.
man, i’m still amazed at how much film i went through back in those days. hell, i can’t believe it’s been 14 years(!) since 1998 LoL
anyway, next time i have time to scan them in, [from the archives] 1999!
have a good one everybody!
see ya next post!