civilized ku # 5089 / the new snapshot (page 1-2) ~ the 2nd great awakening

Erica in window ~ Stone Harbor, NJ • iPhone camera module picture (embiggenable)

Jersey Shore snapshots (embiggenable)

Jersey Shore snapshots (embiggenable)

My time at the Jersey Shore was very productive, snapshot wise. I snapped away feeling just like an amateur snapshot picture maker while making approximately 50 pictures.

Before leaving for the shore, I played around making 24"x24" prints with 16 snapshots per page. I like the look inasmuch as the snapshots are relatively small which is in keeping with traditional printed snapshots (3 1/2" x 3 1/2"). At this point it is my intention to continue with this practice.

In addition to maintaining the traditional snapshot look, when the ganged snapshots are unified by a theme - people, places, events etc. - they also tend to have a narrative effect. As an example, the shore pictures in this entry could easily be titled, My vacation at the Jersey Shore.

My first test prints were organized by the month during which the snapshots were made which is its own kind of narrative, aka: Things I saw during the month of July. FYI, take note of the date stamp on the prints which was a common practice in the good ol' days of snapshot printing.

In case you are wondering, I am having a lot of fun with this project. In fact, I feel as though I am experiencing my 2nd Great Awakening, re: the photographic medium and its apparatus.