Turning ‘found objects’ into questionable art via the light meter on our house. I have been working on this project for years, as you can tell by the care I took in placing the objects as well as the non-thematic nature of the piece.
Scanned from a 35mm print in 1970. Location: East Oakland, CA. A friend I was staying with had just remodeled her bathroom and had not yet disposed of some of the debris. I found this in her backyard and of course, was immediately thinking of a photo opportunity. Seems my interest in subject matter has not totally changed over the past 45 years :-).
One of these years, as a result of the EPA cleanup and gentrification, the Gowanus Canal area will, for me, lose much of its charm. In the background of the chain link fence image, is the F Train line, Smith St. & 9th Ave. station, which is one of the few elevated stations still working.