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Film, love, rock and roll and a sweet ride…

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Tour bus?

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Love of VW, rock and shaggy hair.

Of all the things I pine for, and my interests are diverse to the point of hopeless distraction, shooting on film is the one. It’s the one that haunts me. It causes me guilt when I am not shooting and that’s been more often than not in the last five years. Partly because it’s painfully expensive. To soothe my under utilized photography obsession I began to acquire vintage film and images. Compared to many collectors I have a limited number of pieces. One of my greatest acquisitions though was at the Melrose trading post. A tattered cardboard box filled with negatives, photos some of which dated back to the turn of the century, several different formats and styles. It was pell mell. And I love it, love it and love it some more it’s going to show up here often because it’s that great. There is magic in these stacks. This dynamic duo is one of my favorites. If not for the minty VW, the cache of early seventies rides in the background, and the shagadelic hair on her fella (well maybe he’s just her bass player but I kinda doubt it),  I’d be nearly convinced I knew them. They remind me so much of musician friends I have in LA here, right now, in good ole 2010. And you just know that VW went on tour even if it only made it to Berkeley and back. It’s also a safe bet it made for a helluva a story. I kinda love these two even though I don’t really know them. I mean really who wouldn’t, you can tell she has sass. I really hope the album was awesome even if they missed the big label deal. Oh yes back in the day kids such things were indeed possible.

Film, love, rock and roll and a sweet ride. These images are a dream on celluloid. But isn’t it always that way…

Found Film

Found Film