This photo was found in a drawer in a classroom of the alternative high school I attended. Since the school lacked funding, prom photos were taken by teachers with students posing in front of cheap backdrops. I’m not sure if the double exposure was an accident or done intentionally by a student in the darkroom.
Awhile back my Dad gave me an old Yashica TLR camera that had belonged to his father. Inside was a roll of exposed by undeveloped B&W film. Based on the age of the film I guessed it was probably from the 1960s or early 1970s. I was hoping there would be some photos of my Dad or his sisters when I got the film developed, but unfortunately there wasn’t. The only photo on the roll was the one you see here and we have no idea who any of these people are.
FOUND by Andrew Killmeier in 1st Street and Berendo, Los Angeles, California
I found these negatives on the sidewalk in front of my building. There were several pages leading in a row down the street, but I took only two. There were also some full body shots in which the model is holding two pistols with silencers and her hair is waving around, but that page didn’t scan so well. I’m assuming the negatives were discarded by a thief, or perhaps by the actual photographer. Ah, sometimes I love living in Los Angeles. Sometimes.
I decided to take a look through the old album pages that I had found awhile back. This was on a page in which “PTA Calendar Dinner 1957-58″ was written in white grease pencil on black paper. There are other pictures from his page, they are both close-ups of the table settings.
About 20 years ago I purchased an old dresser from a thrift store, The ARC. I didn’t look in the drawers when I made the purchase. When I got home I found this lovely young lady in the top drawer. For some reason I call her Sarah.