Leave it up to Joel to take poolside photographs. The box contains a total of 16 negatives and based on pencil marks, these date June-July 1947, all taken at the Pacific Pool.
I didn’t find an Aloha teamed COP event in 1947, but there was one in 1946. Some of the earlier pool images Joel photographed may also fit this theme, and these were also from a box labeled June-July 1947,
I’m skipping the duds, there’s still a lot to unpack.
Both image above were printed or copied at some time. The California sun is relentless, it’s too bright for noon photography. There’s nothing relaxing about squinting …
A white towel is a great reflector to get light in the face, but it equally results in squinting or stressed poses.
The above negative was from the “Hammer” brand. The majority of these negatives fared poorly in storage.
And the dud that needs to be seen … a double exposure of the only young men at hand. It’s not fair !
Regardless, poolside shoots are fun on a hot day. It comes with a learning curve. Noon shoots give the shortest shadows as the sun is directly overhead, but it takes a lot to ensure the subjects are not grimassing or squinting.