Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Drive-In ... Take One.

Okay, I'm just going to super disclaimer the heck out of this post because I DO use my blog to show my work to potential clients. This isn't the usual--there's a couple of "weird" pics on here because I was feeling like I needed a creative outlet last night so I busted these out to work on them. If you're a first time blog visitor (hi!) and want to see the hottest hotness on the face of the planet, skip down to the next post and you won't be disappointed, I PROMISE.

End of disclaimer!

Alright, so everyone knows how much I love the drive-in, and so far, the Tibbs Drive-In in Indianapolis is BY FAR the greatest one in the universe. They have four screens, you can watch three movies, they have a great variety, the food is awesome and CHEAP, and we can bring Flash. So I decided when we were in Indy that I would take some pictures when we went. (By the way, we saw Public Enemies and Year One, both of which get a resounding "meh" from me.) But I don't know, I just never really got that into it so I didn't take that many, and the place REALLY cleared out after the second movie, which was when I started taking some, so it just wasn't really doing it for me. Plus, I seriously needed to break out my tripod to get the kind of clear, properly exposed pictures that I was going for. So, next time!

But this time, I still ended up with some I was pretty into, much to my surprise. They're not all "normal" by a long shot, but I liked them anyway and everything doesn't have to be perfect all the time. Life's not like that and neither is photography, and I can embrace it.


These are the poles that you park at (or, if you're Flash, these are the poles that you sniff and pee on). The radios would've been on there years ago, but the audio comes through your car radio for as long as I've been going, and sure, the ripped out wiring may not be the prettiest thing in the world, but I think it adds a certain je ne se quois (or however you spell that).


Interestingly, this ended up being my favorite picture of the bunch. I feel like it really says something about the drive-in, although I don't know what--maybe something about the crowd, or about how long it's been around, maybe it's in the gravel, I don't know, but whatever it is seems appropriate and I could see this on my wall.


I think that the graffiti on the wall is a new thing this year, or at least I don't remember it from last year, but I thought it was nice that it at least said the name of the drive-in in readable letters. The only graffiti that I really can't handle is tagging. Seems like a waste of paint.

I'm not sure what the "Indianapolis will miss you" is all about, since as far as I know, the Tibbs isn't closing. There was nothing on the internet (the be-all, end-all of information), and besides, they just bought a new sign and who would do that if they were that hard up for money? So I'm pretty sure we're safe.


I BELIEVE that this is some light coming through the fence slats on my way out, and I was surprised by how much I liked this. There's not much to it, but I'm always such a "more is more" type of person that minimalism is pretty novel to me. :)


This is a shot of the new sign on the way out, and it was DARK. I lightened it way up in RAW, but it came out with this weird, grainy, sort of otherworldly look and I kind of loved it. And this one probably more than any of the other ones made me more determined to bust out the tripod next time. I love the drive-in and I need more pictures of it.

I don't know what I'm going to take pictures of next! I have some down time before my next wedding, and then things will get a little crazy (in the good way!), but it would be nice to get in some fun stuff before that. I'm sure I'll think of something and keep you posted! :)

1 comment:

M.Redman said...

I really enjoy your work! Your drive-in pictures are very artsy! It's fun to get away from shooting "normal" things! =)