-I’ve been taking an introductory b/w film class. While I’ve certainly shot film before, this is the first time I’ve ever developed and printed my own film. It was an amazing experience! I don’t often use this space to brag, but I’m pretty darn proud of myself…
…even if the photos aren’t that great (there’s the self deprecation you were looking for!). ;)
Printing the unremarkable everyday family pictures that speak quietly to me. Making one image every night to practice my darkroom printing. Definitely not the kinds of images that work the best on tumblr but it’s what I’m working on.
American Shame Walter East Lawn, The Detroit Public Library, 7/14/17 #8x10 gelatin silver contact print -
Born and raised in the city, Walter is familiar with his favorite spot to read. He found it today, after checking out, “American Shame, Stigma and the Body Politic.” It was edited by Myra Mendible and published in 2016.
The essays consider the role of shame as cultural practice and examine ways that public shaming enforce conformity and group coherence.