Sunday, January 29, 2012

Gordon's House in the Hollow

To give a little background to this image: A group of people lived near the top of a small mountain south of Charlottesville, Va. To all living there, it was called “the hollow.” I think (?) this was Gordon’s house. Gordon had a cameo in "The Parking Lot Movie “ telling about an incident that happened while he was driving a cab in Charlottesville. I knew most of the people living there, and would visit occasionally. There was at least one yearly party, which was usually a whole day/night with a “recovery” morning tacked on. People would bring food, and it would be cooked barbecue style. An unused field became a parking lot and spots for campers. I tried to find the locale recently, and found that not much was familiar on the road.

Here's is another link to an article on "The Hollow"

Friday, January 13, 2012

This is the very small second bathroom in our house, which was added during one of the many expansions. These expansions were by prior owners, so we can only piece together the story by looking under the flooring for changes in construction, wiring, and materials. This bathroom had a outward facing window that became an inside window when a porch was added.
     The house is old enough that it probably had an outhouse at some point. Most of the houses on the street started early enough to be before the miracle of flushing.
     The lighting of "pocket bathroom" was done with a flashlight during a time exposure that took as long as the lighting required. This is often my strategy if I can shoot in complete darkness.
     There is a photograph of a section of the same room in the lower right corner of the window, making a picture within the picture.