Day 13 – Write about a random picture you would find in an envelope of finished prints at Costco.
This question is actually very interesting to me, because I haven’t actually printed a photo in years. I am completely enveloped within the realm of the digital age, and have not taken an actual picture with actual film (what’s film, you say?) in ages. That being said, I’m sure people still print photos, and I’m sure photo developers are still developing some should not be developed in public type shots.
I’m sure that at one point or another, we’ve all wanted to snap a shot, only to realize that it only seemed like a good idea at the time. Or, we’ve taken a shot, forgotten that we took that shot, and were surprised to see it again in broad daylight on our negatives. I knew a few people that developed photos back in the day, and they did indeed come across some shots that the photographer may or may not have intended anyone else to see.
Sorry to say it, but I’m imagining some random x-rated shot ending up in the random envelope, with the developer printing a copy and showing his/her friends as they all burst out into laughter (and the pic invariably ending up on the internet somewhere). People do it all the time, and I’m sure shots like that tend to make the day of the developer. After all of the hum drum vacation photos, family reunions, and day to day pictures, it probably is unexpected hilarity to get a few good skin shots.
Check out http://www.concreteorchid.com to see what Andrea would find lurking in a random Costco envelope…..