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)


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