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.
And Joel is again struggling with light leaks in this film holders.
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.
Above image is unfortunately a double take. I was hoping it was simply a matter of two sticky negatives, alas.
Ending the circus shots with the clowns.
There are few track stragglers mixed in between, both images are from a pole vault event.
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.
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.