You know that you are close when you get each other the same Christmas gift without consulting or even hinting it.
Valerie and I decided to do a trial road trip and spend a day in Atlanta while I was here. Plus we both needed to get out of the city. And short of having her hop on a plane across the country to visit me, Atlanta seemed like the next best choice. Its cheap, close, and cray-cray.
Don’t know what that means? You’ve never been to Atlanta.
The adventure started out the night before, actually. I came over to Val’s new place to spend the night. We decided to pull out and construct out Christmas gifts. We unknowingly had bought each other the same build-it-yourself pinhole camera. It was quite a moment when we gave each other our gifts.
Now, I can’t remember whose brilliant idea it was, but many glasses of red wine and a few chocolate bars later, we had constructed the cameras. They were NOT “easy as pie” as little Johnny and Betty had advertised on the front. Although I do remember scoffing at the box, who warned construction time would be between 1-2 hours. Not for us professional photographers. Surely you must be joking. Fuck 2 hours. That shit took all night.
Part one, pre assembly.
Part two, mid assembly.
We didn’t film part three. It went something like, finish wine and pass out at 2am.
Buuut we did finish. And here’s the finished product!