somewhere in the south, usa 1988
A hot, hot day in Melbourne today - around 40 degrees - so I thought I’d scour the old books of negative files and see what I could find that I hadn’t scanned yet.
According to the context of the transparency sheet for this one, I took this picture in Florida or Louisiana, or maybe in Alabama when we were first in America in 1988.
It is one of the first uses of my then-new Bronica 6X7 camera, which I’d bought in New York a couple of weeks previously. We’d used insurance money we got from the stolen Canon gear and I’d bought this system and some new Nikon AF gear as well. I remember having the bright idea to have it shipped out of New York state to avoid Sales Tax then having to wait three or four days in Stamford, Connecticut until it arrived.
I love this as it defines what I found so amazing about America that first trip - how everything is so unashamedly big, haphazard and colourful.