Jon Crispin's Notebook

Danger / Invisible Laser Beam

Posted in Asylums, Willard Suitcases by joncrispin on 13/12/2013

I really liked this case when I shot it on Wednesday.  It belonged to Mabel Y.  The pattern on it is actual weave as opposed to a fake print pattern made to look like weave.  It, like many of the suitcases, has no means to support the top when opened, so Peg and I are constantly coming up with some way to hold it upright for the photograph.

Here is one of our usual tricks.  My parents gave me this thermos for my birthday at least 30 years ago.  I always make a pot of milky tea for the drive over to Rotterdam, and since the storage facility is very chilly in the Winter months it is great to have something warm during the day.  The laser beam sticker comes from my great friend Peter Carroll who seems to pick up things like this on occasion.  /  You can see Peg in the background working on her computer.  She created an amazing database into which we can enter all the pertinent information about each case, its contents, and the owner.  She is doing her best keeping me and the project organized, and I am so grateful for her help and support.

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