I still haven’t got the behind-the-curtain part of this blog set up the way I want, and as a result I haven’t posted much lately. This post is a response to the oldschoolphotolab.com Old School Photo Contest.
I chose this picture for several reasons. I took the picture with an original Diana camera, likely purchased by its original owner from a Sears Christmas catalogue circa 1955 for a dollar. Neon signs like this are disappearing one by one across the country and they are a treasure to photograph. And the price – in Niagara Falls, there are a lot of new hotels popping up like nobody’s business; and I can tell you with certainty that none of them come close to 50 bucks a night. So there you have it: old school camera, old school sign, and old school prices.