Leslie Hewitt Riffs on Real Time
For all of the toy camera junkies out there…
Every year, on the third Saturday of October, World Toy Camera Day is celebrated!! I will be up at the crack of dawn participating and you should too! It is a day where photographers worldwide wake up and load there plastic cameras (mine is a Holga) with 120 film and snap away all day. We will come back to out of focus, light-leaked photographs, but that’s the beauty in it.
‘See’ you there!!!
After figuring out the construction of the actual book itself, I slightly re-worked my idea again. I decided to only use one license plate instead of two as I liked the look of it better, which resulted in a smaller book. I had to scrap (ha ha) the diptych idea for now, but I plan on doing that at a later date. The inside of the book contains 33 photographs and the license plate was from one of the cars photographed in the book.
Our current class project is to construct a photo book. I started off with one idea which transformed into another and has now evolved into a book of diptychs of a of a man’s collection of old cars. While some people may see his place as a junk yard , it is more than that. It’s a father and son’s over 50 year collection of cars that weren’t worth crushing. ‘Why throw it away? You might need it someday.’ The shapes that some of the cars have transformed into and the range of colors of the rust are almost as beautiful as what they once must have been. It was so much fun to take some photos and explore the Gilespie’s place.
My current struggle with this project is the outside construction of the book itself. I had the idea to use two old license plates for the front and back cover (with the collection of images on the inside of them), but I am unsure the best way to approach putting it all together. I need to create some sort of binding on the left side. Welding another piece of metal to the plates to create a binding area would be ideal, but unfortunately I don’t have any experience in welding. Back to the drawing board…….