Sunday, August 4, 2013

Set: Hoops

If you've been reading this blog at all, you probably know that I like to photograph alleys. In these alleys hang a bunch of basketball hoops. They're kind of sad, really. To me, these hoops act as a reminder of childhood dreams long past. "Jimmy" gave up his childhood dream of being a basketball star long ago, but the hoop still remains.

I used my Olympus OM-2n with Ilford HP5+ 400 film. I used a Zuiko 35mm 1:2.8 lens that I picked up at an estate sale yesterday. Though I prefer a 50mm lens, it's really nice to have that wider focal length sometimes, especially in cramped alleys.

I'm considering going through the trouble and printing all nine of these in the darkroom as 4x6's... maybe.  Here some other shots I took today while riding my bike looking for basketball hoops:

Porky's Birdhouse

One of Wilmette's few abandoned houses


Thanks for looking!