Car Race, Box 60, Summer 1948


This box has as usual multiple subjects spread over 22 negatives.

The box states June-July 1948, but with some circus images mixed in between, this should be May-July 1948.

I’m not sure where the car race is held. Lodi or Stockton I would say.

Car Race, Summer 1948
Car Race, Summer 1948

And Joel is again struggling with light leaks in this film holders.

Car Race, Summer 1948
Car Race, Summer 1948 (Printed)
Car Race, Summer 1948

Photographing car races with WWII style cameras is not an easy task to get a frozen image. Turns are the best locations as the cars slow down a bit.

The next subject relates to the Clyde Beatty circus, in town around May 5, 1948. Most of the images are related to set-up or tear-down of the circus, hard to tell.

Circus set-up or tear-down phase, May 1948, Stockton (Printed)
Circus set-up or tear-down phase, May 1948, Stockton (Printed)
Circus set-up or tear-down phase, May 1948, Stockton (Printed)
Circus set-up or tear-down phase, May 1948, Stockton (Printed)
Circus set-up or tear-down phase, May 1948, Stockton (Printed)
Circus set-up or tear-down phase, May 1948, Stockton (Printed)
Circus set-up or tear-down phase, May 1948, Stockton (Printed)
Circus set-up or tear-down phase, May 1948, Stockton (Printed)

Above image is unfortunately a double take. I was hoping it was simply a matter of two sticky negatives, alas.

Elephants, Circus Clyde Beatty, May 1948, Stockton, (Printed)

Ending the circus shots with the clowns.

Circus Clyde Beatty, 4 clowns, May 1948, Stockton.

There are few track stragglers mixed in between, both images are from a pole vault event.

Pole Vault, COP, 1948 (Printed)
Pole Vault, COP, 1948 (Printed)

The last four images are an attempt at “commercial photography”. Joel is trying to photograph a sheet set. Lighting is creative with sufficient depth, showing the finer details.

Sheet set, pillow cases, 1948. (Printed)
Sheet set, pillow cases, 1948. (Printed)
Pillow cases, 1948. (Printed)
Sheet set, pillow cases, 1948. (Printed)

Next blog post we’ll see Joel photographing a wedding of two friends at the College of Pacific Morris Chapel.

Joel is clearly working on rounding his photographer portfolio out. Weddings are a must have.

Cheers !


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