Saturday, September 10, 2016

Print: Veterans

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Veterans Memorial Boulevard is an expansive road that cuts horizontally through Metairie and Kenner, two towns neighboring New Orleans to the west. Every single store and restaurant you could ever need, want, or imagine is on Veterans. For over nine miles, strip malls and corporate offices stretch as far as the eye can see. It's a mecca for commercialism, and is completely overwhelming. Even back in Chicago, there was no one location that had nearly this many places to buy stuff.

In order to capture the ridiculousness, I spent about five hours walking along Veterans, photographing as many businesses as I could. I put the same roll of film through my camera eight times, and messed with the spacing of the frames in order to get one long continuos mess of an image across the length of the film. The image above is between frames 13 and 18 on my roll.

I used my Nikon F2 with a 50mm f/1.8 lens. The film is expired Portra 160. It's been edited in both Photoshop and Lightroom. I plan on making an 8"x 70" print sometime soon.