Tuesday, August 12, 2008

PX No. 65

CAMERA: Polaroid Colorpack II

FILM: Polaroid ID-UV (expired)

DATE: 5/24/08
LOCATION: Vacant Storefront
PX No. 65 (CP No. 3)
I'd been wanting to shoot this boarded-up building for quite a while and finally took the time to stop and make some prints. This long-vacant building looks like it used to be a K-Mart or Wal-Mart but obviously hasn't been occupied for several years. It is located in the 2400 block of Commercial Way, (US Hwy 19) in Spring Hill, Florida. I stood on the back bumper of my Suzuki Samurai to try and line it up correctly. There are a few other shots of this bldg. CP No. 5, and PX No. 66, which as of this posting has not been left anywhere yet.

PX No. 65 was left on August 1, 2008 just below the elevator buttons of the 37th floor of the Sheraton Hotel in downtown New Orleans, LA. My mother, Karen Rothstein, left it there while staying there on a train trip while volunteering for the National Parks Service. She won $5.00 at the casino that night...

I got an email from Kat Painter on 8/8/08 saying they found it and would "send it somewhere interesting." I hope they'll add a comment here about their thoughts... Let's see where it ends up...

Saturday, August 2, 2008

PX No. 36

CAMERA: Fuji Instax 200
FILM: Fuji Instax Wide Format

DATE: 4/18/08
LOCATION: Vacant Steakhouse
PX No. 36 (FX No. 18)
This shot is a detail of the side of an abandoned building that used to be a steakhouse. I took several pictures at this location. It took me quite a bit of time to find a good composition here even though it looked like a great place for pictures.

This picture was left on 4/21/08 on a lightpost in the parking lot of a movie theater just around the corner from the spot where it was shot.
Linda and I went to see a movie there quite a few weeks later and the picture was still there, but then it was gone the next time we were there.