This last summer I took some time to visit friends and extended family in Cleveland, Ohio. The whole Northeastern Ohio region is like a time capsule for retail. Chains you thought went bust like Rax still reign king in small towns. While visiting I stopped into Discount Drug Mart and was surprised to learn that they still develop film. I bought a roll, and a camera from Goodwill. Here are some of the photos I took.
A funny little vignette to end with. While driving out of the former Kroger parking lot, I ran over a nail. I was able to make it onto a nearby highway before noticing and pulling off. This last summer hit a high temperature record for Cleveland of 97 degrees. Predictably (according to Murphy’s law) I had my flat tire on this day. Once I stopped and began to change my tire, I had multiple people stop and offer me water or help. They were concerned that I wouldn’t be able to deal with the heat. Thankfully my Texan background and Cleveland’s much lower humidity made this a relatively painless tire changing experience. By the way, turns out sweating works, it just has to be able to evaporate!
I hope you enjoyed watching me muddle through a film shoot. This was a practice run for a Houston attempt. Though I will definitely have to buy a better camera before that.
Thank you! I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it. Taking the photos was a bit difficult. It’s putting the viewfinder on your face that really gives you away.
I’m excited for the Houston shoot too!
Creative idea, I love it! That Sparkle supermarket is especially cool (I agree that the juice divider photo is my favorite). These days I’d be worried about taking pictures inside places with an actual camera, but other than that, this seems like a really fun thing to do – looking forward to seeing the results of your Houston attempt in the future!