I haven’t been shooting around my hometown very much; for a few years. It’s been tough for me to think of where I should go, what might be interesting… the familiar can so easily become unseen. So, to shake things up a bit, I got out my Grandma’s old camera – the Argus Super Seventy-Five – and a roll of Ilford Delta 100 film. Our local film shop was kind enough to transfer this from the original 120 size spool onto my 620 one so it would fit in the camera. Then, I set out to explore the area around campus.
This was a fun little walking tour… since it’s summer, the campus was pretty empty and I could easily explore my shots without getting in people’s way. That made this adventure more enjoyable, because shooting the Argus can be disorienting. You have to look down into the camera to frame your shot (as you can see in the above photo), and everything moves opposite to what you expect since it displays a reflection.
It was fun to explore and imagine my parents around here, back when they were students.
I’ll leave you with two imperfect photos that are actually my favorites. They were at the beginning of the roll, have some light leaks and reflections on the film, but they’re good captures of the campus area’s vibe. Pickle Barrel makes my favorite sandwich in the world… don’t visit Bozeman without trying it.