More Instantly Forgettable shots of San Jose
In 2016, San Jose was deemed the most forgettable city in the United States. I decided to start a new series of photos, shot on instant film, of my forgettable hometown. It's called Instantly Forgettable.
Jimmy. Monterey Highway. San Jose, CA 2015
A Quiet I'll Never Know. Dinuba, CA 2016
We Waited So Long For Him. Vancouver, WA 2015
Too Many Days in the Sun. Berkeley, CA 2015
Morning Crossword. Monterey Highway. San Jose, CA 2016
Some of the film I shot recently was over 12 years expired, and found sweating away in freezer bags in the sun among piles of odds and ends at the flea market. I wasn't sure if anything was going to come out on the film at all, so I decided to to have some fun and run the rolls through plastic cameras and then cross process. The first batch came back, and from the c-prints, it looks like the film still works. Time to shoot some more.
I got the first few rolls of film back, including the first slide film I've ever shot. Now I just need to save up to buy a scanner...
Over the last 2 years I've been slowing buying up boxes and bags of expired and discarded film, as well as flea market cameras, looking for a chance to return to shooting cheap film on cheap cameras like I did when I started photographing San Jose all those years ago. After over thinking what to do with it all, I just decided the best thing to do was hit the streets with it to see what I find... Let the fun begin.
Stains Don't Come Out. Midtown. San Jose, CA 2016
Empire 7 Studios, one of the coolest spots in the bay area, is hosting an 8th anniversary show. There are some seriously amazing artists in this show, and I'm totally not worthy to share a wall with them. Go check out this show!
Pieces of Paper. Los Angeles, CA 2016
Over and Over and Over Again. Fresno, CA 2013
Domesticated. Monterey highway. San Jose, CA 2015
Love is Transitory. Alviso Slough. San Jose, CA 2013
Flat. Monterey Highway. Gilroy, CA 2015
The Things That Aren't Right. Monterey Highway. San Jose, CA 2015