4x5 Peelapart Instant Film and other Large Format Photographic topics.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Lou Barranti - The Downtown Waitress Project
Friend, frequent contributor, and, in my view, wonderfully purposeful "straight" portrait photographer Lou Barranti recently suffered the indignity of having some of his photos auctioned off in the Polaroid auction. But that hasn't stopped Lou, who has remained a loyal 55 follower and enthusiast, and continues to build The Downtown Waitress Project, now online and ready to see.
On Lou's site you can click through very well presented scans of T55 and other 4x5 images, most of waitresses, and some of his daughters, too. These are people we might have seen somewhere, or did we? The person who comes to our table, you go to their workplace, this is their life, or is it - do we know them? Do we notice?