Friday, July 4, 2008

Wolf in Grandma's Clothing

I took this shot for my photography class in Grade 11. At the time, I would have been listening to a lot of White Zombie, and experimenting with marijuana. I was so happy to finally be in the 11th Grade because it meant I had the opportunity to select photography as an elective. I remember that I was only kid in the class not taking pictures of flower beds or pets. Instead, I submitted pictorials featuring my gothed-up Barbie dolls in dangerous predicaments, and plastic fangs in cups.

Not much has really changed since then, I suppose. I live in a small town, so most of the time, I still feel like the only kid in the class taking photos of weird shit.


Wolf in Grandma's Clothing
Scanned from an original photograph
(No bloody idea what film/shutter speed; this baby is over a decade old)


7 comments:

Karswell said...

Neat photo, were those really fangs in there or did the eye teeth just distort appropriately eough for the shot through the glass and water?

snooks said...

I like the photo. Nice selective focus for such a "shallow" arrangement. Good composition, too.

Kitty LeClaw said...

Karswell: Those were really fangs; the plastic kind one might plunk down a whole dollar for. After the photo shoot, my sister and I took turns trying to eat meat while wearing them (no pun intended).

Snooksy: The focus is my favourite aspect of the photograph, as well. It was too long ago to remember now, but I think (hope) I did that on purpose :D

Tenebrous Kate said...

Very nice! I'm rotten at photography, so I envy those who've got a knack for it. Also--great anecdote re: meat eating with sis ;)

Kitty LeClaw said...

Aww... Thanks, Kate. I absolutely love photography because it's art without drawing! I somehow manage to eek out the odd painting, but it's all done by the skin of my teefs! I think I have a good eye for composition, but I am not much of an artiste when it comes to things like drawing proportion and perspective.

pudding-monkey said...

Oh man, I love that. Please tell me you have it on display in a nice frame. We so would have been friends.

Kitty LeClaw said...

Pudding Monkey: I must admit, very shamefully, that it's not on display at all. I'm not even sure I know where the actual print is at this point. I think it's in one of my photo albums, but I'm not 100% on this.

I have totally disgraced myself! :P