Neenah ~

This image, scanned from a negative, is a section of a manhole cover. Neenah, oh Neenah! Your manhole covers “can be found throughout the central United States and parts of Europe,” according to Wikipedia. Long may they resist rust. For those of you who live in Europe, have you seen Neenah in your city? Let me know if you find it. The name is supposedly the Winnebago Indian word for “water or running water” (Wikipedia again).

Dumpster dive ~

These are peeling-dumpster photos (see explanation in the previous post, Under the Sea) that I’ve exhibited various places or that are on my website. But upon going through my old files, I see two or three more that I’d like to work with, so I’ll be staying with this one dumpster a little longer. Four of the photos above were taken with digital point-and-shoots; one was shot on film and digitized. Is the film photo easily distinguished from the rest?

Pas de deux ~

Digitally manipulated photographs, again using a watercolor filter and extreme color saturation. The original photos were of plastic film over a window; the film had developed creases (the antler-like shapes).