Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Print: Atomica

Last weekend, Katie and I took a trip over to St. Charles, Illinois, to celebrate our birthdays. St. Charles is a sleepy little tourist town that sits along the Fox River. It's home to many restaurants and shops, along with being the closest town to the Kane County Flea Market, which we enjoy going to. During our stay in St. Charles, Katie and I found a small playground on the outskirts of the town. In the middle of the playground stood a gigantic four-story rocket-ship slide, straight out of the 1960's. Katie and I took turns climbing to the top of the crooked, rusty, creaking monstrosity, and felt very unsafe.

I photographed the rocket with my Pentax LX and SMC 35mm 1:2 Lens, on Ilford Delta 400 film. The physical print is 13 x 8 1/2 inches. Sure, there's some imperfections in the sky, but I think the photograph accurately captures the grandeur of the aging structure.