Spooky the Window

From a roll of 1950s film developed this year. This is the only photo that came out, even a little bit.

Can’t Find the Exit

In this photo, I think I see toilet paper, tables, a hardhat and an exit sign. Must have been some party.

Ventura Carbon Copy

I purchased an old Ventura typewriter at a thrift store and there were two of these black pieces of paper (carbon copy paper, I think?) on which the writer had typed a couple of letters. What begins as a letter submitted along with a payment then intertwines with a heartfelt letter of guilt and loneliness. … Continued

Probably Expired

I found this Polaroid on the floor in Goodwill. I don’t know if there was a camera for sale and this is a test photo or if it fell out of an album or what. It’s probably expired film and it looks like it was stuck in the camera and somebody pulled it out. Must … Continued

The Disappearing Boy

Found a few years ago in a manila folder labeled “Sgt. Pepper likes to skate” under the bleachers at a college basketball game. Should’ve put the folder up too, was quite interesting and filthy.

Electric Portrait

Tire tracks all across your back, I can see you’ve had your fun! Found this amazingly deteriorated studio portrait on a street near my apartment. No info on the back. No idea how much time it’d spent in Nature’s Photoshop but I was struck by the artful decay of the whole image. It’s four females, … Continued

The Eye of God

Found in a house that once belonged to Thomas Hornsby Ferril, the late poet laureate of Denver. Writing classes and workshops are now held in the building, but in the basement boxes of forgotten items line the walls. This picture was found in a dusty old trunk and was accompanied a letter that was postmarked … Continued

I’ll Meet You at the Cemetery Gates

Lake View Cemetery is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Cleveland– it has such wonderful art throughout. People like President James Garfield, Eliot Ness and John D. Rockefeller are buried there. My favorite memorial is the angel that sits near the Haserot family plot (). I was just visiting there this weekend when I … Continued

Reinterpreted History

I love the colors this photo has been reduced to. On the back it says, “Emily, high school, 2007! It’s been awesome getting to know you over the years! We’ve had so many fun times (wandering around Walmart!) Good luck with all you do!”

Mysterious Photo

I found this at work (an office store that has a copy center) just sitting on one of the display furniture chairs. I took black and white photography in high school and college, and this looks like someone actually developed it themselves in a darkroom. I was trying to think of how they did it … Continued