Looking at Old Slides

Looking at Old Slides

Recently I spent about 24 hours with my brother Steve, scanning my father’s old slides of our childhood and some slides of Steve’s from the 1970s. I was reminded again, at how lucky I am to have had a father who was into photography and so innately good at it. It must have rubbed off on me somehow. Many of the slides had started to decay, but most were fine. I discovered that I loved the old messed up slides, the ones that had started to decay showed such depth and beauty. The history of my early childhood is here. Dad shot slides when he wanted color images and black and white film all the rest of time. Slides were special and I remember him saying how important it was to get the exposure right on and how important it was to make a good photograph. When I think about how strapped for money our family was, the money spent on photography had priority and the folks believed that it was important not to worry about spending on it. I decided to publish many of these images just so my viewers could see the amazing color that is still in there after all these years and so that they could see another side of my father’s photographic history. I have written about his dedication to photography before and that dedication shows through here as well. More images to come in the near future. You can look at some other blog posts here: http://www.janetneuhauser.com/for-dad-and-his-love-of-photography/ and here http://www.janetneuhauser.com/ode-to-mom-and-dad-and-their-love-of-photography/

Bertha and Reuben: Neuhauser grandparents
Uncle Bob (Dad’s brother) with tractor in South Dakota.

Our old boat: five children and two adults!
Grandpa Neuhauser in South Dakota.
Family shot: Carol, Dan, Mary, Mom. Steve and I in front row.
Mom at the fireplace Dad had just built. With a couple cats I think. Slide damage!