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summer contest!

June 22, 2010

If you’ve been following the blog, you probably remember the spring giveaway that was announced on the first day of Spring. The Art of Waiting will hold 4 contests, all quite different, over the course of 2010. Each will be held on the first day of each season – to recognize the ongoing anticipation that accompanies regular changes in our surroundings; the cycle of waiting. Since today is the first full day of Summer (apparently it was still Spring until yesterday morning at about 11:28), we better get the next contest started!

The Art of Waiting’s summer contest hearkens back to a simpler time. A time when waiting for your betty crocker leftovers to reheat in the sears roebuck oven didn’t seem like an eternity. A time when waiting for the television commercial to end was more of a fascination than an annoyance. A time when waiting 3 minutes for a strip of 4 pictures to drop into the slot was the only option. You know what I’m talkin’ ’bout Willis. Old style, wet chemistry, dip ‘n’ dunk photobooths have a special niche in the analogue photo world, and as a staple of summer carnivals, festivals, and fairs for many decades, they seemed to be an appropriate subject for the summer contest. So, instead of keeping you waiting around and enduring my self-indulgent storytelling, I’ll get to the details…


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