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“Bromo-Seltzer Dispenser” by Joe Kennedy

May 2022 - “Bromo-Seltzer Dispenser”

About the Image(s)

Bromo-Seltzer Dispenser” - we had a chance to shoot inside an abandoned farmhouse for several hours. Time stood still with the walls as evidenced by the products that were still on the shelves.

10 comments posted

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
Hi Joe - this is an interesting period piece. Nice tones and textures and if this was a glass fronted piece you have done well to avoid reflections. There are some dodgy-looking items there at least to a modern eye especially that odd looking plunger-type item bottom front. It is in effect a record of a period in time but even so the arrangement turns it into a carefully constructed piece of art in its own right.   Posted: 05/07/2022 11:55:13
Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Thanks, Peter. As i mentioned the entire time in this abandoned farmhouse was fun! As for the object on the lower shelf (there was no glass by the way) is a perfume atomizer. I have another shot of this here. . .   Posted: 05/07/2022 15:54:48
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Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
I like it. Shows what people used back in it's time period for headaches, poison ivy, etc... Lighting was good for this display because the shadows are not overly dark.   Posted: 05/08/2022 16:09:56

Dr Brian Wimborne   Dr Brian Wimborne
This is a great example of how a collection of simple, everyday items can become an outstanding photograph. I should keep my eyes open more often!   Posted: 05/08/2022 18:32:42

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
I like the colors and the flat lighting - I think it helps create a darker mood that fits the subject. You also positioned the camera well so that the cabinet and its contents are very symmetric. I'm interested in the technical information. I would guess that the lighting was dim - did you need a tripod.   Posted: 05/08/2022 23:42:25
Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Definitely sitting on a tripod using the available light in the room. With only two other photographers in the house at the same time, there was no pressure to hurry a shot.   Posted: 05/09/2022 05:42:53

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Group 48)
Nice touch if nostalgia Joe. Well done   Posted: 05/13/2022 20:29:11
Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Why, thank you, Bev. The entire house was a plethora (love getting to use that word) of nostalgia!   Posted: 05/14/2022 05:38:29

John Hackett   John Hackett
I love little snippets of the past like this, where you can browse and remember the things in your own past.At a museum that I volunteer at we have a corner with a collection of similar items, many with local links.By using the cupboard as a frame this is more than just a record of the items.   Posted: 05/16/2022 06:37:07

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
Excellent story-telling of historical medical remedies. The person that arranged this was either a photographer or an artist. I really like your interpretation of the subject. The cabinet is isolated from distractions and your use of light, color, and texture is very effective.   Posted: 05/16/2022 19:11:22


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