Twist and Shout

Twist and Shout
Life is never straight (Joey Kulkin photo)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Vignettes from Vermont: Lillian's Cookie Part 3

Trenton, My Trenton (Joey Kulkin photo)

BENNINGTON -- Trenton. Brattleboro. Iowa City. Roswell. Pottstown. Rio Blanco. Brooklyn. Denver. Doesn't matter where you are or what time it is, "the moment" presents itself and one of life's great pleasures is being there to capture it.

In the old days, before the year 2000, capturing a moment usually meant using a camera with film. You know, film, which you bought in rolls and shoved into the back of your camera and listened for the eeerrrrreeerrrr and click noises to signify ready set go!

You know, film, which was long enough to snap 12 or 24 or 36 shots per roll, which you then had to bring to the store to have processed, by film processors, who developed your rolls of film and then in an hour, or days later, gave you a glue-flapped envelope with another envelope inside with photographic prints -- and the negatives -- from your rolls of film.

Negatives? Film? What?

Kids today don't understand the travails we photogs endured to snap a picture then.

Now, save the purists, we take digital photos on all kinds of funky tech toys then share 'em with the world in 1.4 seconds.

Click. Upload. Like. Share. RT and +1 ...

... everyone has street cred like Gary Winogrand or Robert Capa or Helen Levitt or Elliott Erwitt or Alfred Eisenstaedt or Lee Friedlander or Bruce Gildon or Joey Kulkin.

And so, this is clarion call number two for amateur photographers who want to win $100 and have their photographs featured in an exhibit at Fiddlehead at Four Corners, the old marble bank turned art gallery in downtown Bennington.

"Downtown Bennington" is the theme. The few rules are at the bottom.

To get there follow Kulkin's journey through Trenton and Roswell and Brattleboro and Bennington and Rio Blanco and many points betwixt (click to embiggen) ...

Chambersburg

Brattleboro

South Trenton

West Trenton

Hanover

Trenton

Trenton

Chambersburg

Chambersburg

Jay Street, Brooklyn

Bennington

Bennington

Trenton

Trenton

South Trenton

Bennington

Bennington

Bennington

Trenton

Trenton

Trenton

Trenton

Trenton

Trenton

Trenton

Rio Blanco

UFO Festival, Roswell
Trenton

Trenton

Location, Secret

Chambersburg

Trenton

New York City

Chambersburg

South Trenton

South Trenton

Bennington

Trenton