TEXAS DATE NAILS

Date Nails.jpg
Date Nails.jpg

TEXAS DATE NAILS

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Limited edition palladium print on sekishu torinoko gampi.

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TEXAS DATE NAILS - MONTGOMERY, TEXAS -2012

A visit with family brought me within an hour of Montgomery Texas. A Rand McNally road atlas and some general curiosity brought me the rest of the way. I managed to stumble across a very quaint antique store in the middle of town. In the front of that antique store was a display of date nails. A man standing beside the display turned out to be well versed in the history of date nails. That man turned out to be Frank. He was the owner of the store. Frank helped me look through the boxes of date nails to find the best ones. I thanked Frank for his time as I headed out the door. Back home I placed the nails into kiddie molding clay and took the shot. A single strobe light did the job. This was one of the most difficult studio shots I have ever attempted. Several years after my visit I found myself back in that same antique store. Both the date nails and Frank were gone. He had passed away a few months before I arrived. My only regret was not going back to the antique store sooner. I captured this image with my 11x14 Wisner view camera using Kodak Tri-X film.