Summer's over. And with that, comes tons and tons of exposed film for me to develop and scan and try to make sense of. I've slowly been making my way through the work over the last month, and since I wanted to dedicate this blog for little photo stories rather than portfolio pieces, I decided it was time for another entry.
I visited my girlfriend in New Mexico and we wanted to see the White Sands National Monument and ended up making a fun weekend road trip out of it. White Sands was amazing, but that'll be another post entirely. On our way there, I saw a car dump on the side of the highway that immediately caught my eye so we turned around, and followed a little dirt path up to it. Before we even got to the main car dump that caught my attention, we see this RV on the side, abandoned, battered, and with clothes and belongings piled 2 feet high inside and literally spilling out of the side door. Abandoned and decrepit things are really interesting to photograph, to me, so this was really exciting. I got out my Leica and Hasselblad and started shooting away.
Some close-ups of the belongings that had spilled out on the ground beside the van. From the numerous tripods and photo accessories laying around, looks like this person was a photographer too.
It's hard to imagine the story behind this scene. Why would someone hoard all this stuff? Why abandon everything? Who was this person? It's things like this that fascinate me and inspire me to make photographs.
- Hasselblad 501c + 80mm f/2.8 CF | Tmax 400 + XTOL | V700
- Leica M6 + 50mm Lux | Tmax 400 + XTOL | Pakon