Steve Jacobs  

THAT GIRL by Steve Jacobs

April 2021 - THAT GIRL

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April 2021 - Steve Jacobs

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April 2021 - Steve Jacobs

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About the Image(s)

Little did I know this would be my last photo shoot before the COVID shut down. Shot 3/15/2020

This was taken at an old all girls High School. I had dated a girl from that school and attend many events there. This photo was taken in the music/theater hall. The school has been closed for many years now. I was able to get access from the selling firm because of a friend that works with the firm.

I wanted to get an image that brought good memories back but also was kind of haunting. As you can see from the photos the building is falling into disrepair quickly.

The of the model in a white ghostly dress and the dis embodied shadow on the wall is what I was looking for.

When I saw this image in post, I realized what it showed me. I remembered all the fun plays, dances, and performances I was able to attend or be part of. I remembered the girl I dated for a year and that she had lost her life a year or so ago, we had remained friends through the years although our lives went very different ways.

Tech Stuff:
Nikon Z6
ISO 400
Nikor 24-85mm shot at 28mm

I used a flash to create the shadow a give her a little pop

In LR cropped, straighten and raised the blacks just a little.

6 comments posted

Deborah Milburn   Deborah Milburn
Well done! Being in a place that has personal memories only enhances the image. It is a great image. As always, I love your portrait images.   Posted: 04/10/2021 16:43:33
Steve Jacobs   Steve Jacobs
Thank you, I believe soon this building will just be a memory   Posted: 04/14/2021 16:01:02

Kathy Brand   Kathy Brand
I like old buildings, too, and it is good to record them before they are torn down. I like the model, her shadow, the vertical slats of the railing and maybe the colored glass in the window. I would crop the picture so that she and the railing and shadow are the main feature. I think you have a great picture with many possibilities with cropping and enhancement of color and tone.   Posted: 04/10/2021 16:59:39
Steve Jacobs   Steve Jacobs
Thanks Kathy, I have many version of this photo, but this one hunted me. The girl I dated at the time came up those stairs and I was a photographer for a school paper and shot from this spot that night.   Posted: 04/14/2021 16:04:52

Wanda Krack   Wanda Krack
I like the shot of the stage the best, but with a fairly heavy crop, the main image is also compelling. Favorite memories of times gone by are wonderful. I'm glad you were able to catch some pictures while the building is still there. It looks to be a grand old one.   Posted: 04/10/2021 18:39:01

Steve Jacobs   Steve Jacobs
Thank you
I was hoping to do another shoot in there but no they will allow no access. Soon I think it will be gone.   Posted: 04/14/2021 16:06:17


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