There’s this sleeve in the Jessica Fong Collection promising a COP football match in 1957, and all I found were positive 4×5″ B&W slides of trees taken in a coastal area, most likely between Santa Cruz and Carmel.
Although there are 8 images in the sleeve, only 3 negatives were involved. Joel is experimenting with the print process, he’s producing subtle variations on a theme.
We’ve established that Joel likes trees many times over.
Joel made 4 prints of the last negative by playing with lightness and contrast. This is definitely printable material, regardless of the treatment, all these renditions have something going for them.