Sunday, February 7, 2010

Kids today...

Today was family day at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Houston Center for Photography had a booth there. Since I am now part of the education department there, I got to man the table along with Rachel and Charlotte. We brought several old camera for the kids to look at and some film and stainless steel reels. The weirdest part of the whole thing was that none of the kids even knew what film was. It was weird and I felt old and kinda sad.


  1. I took Z into the darkroom with me a few times during my recent printing trip. We made color photograms (she even "helped" me load them into the processor) and I took her down to the black and white area where she watched (and talked to) a woman who was processing film. I'm going to make sure my kid knows what film is. Oh, and records - she's going to know what records are too. And Polaroids. Maybe I'll even get out my 8mm camera. And slides. Yes, I'm a luddite and proud of it. :)

  2. Good! I actually taught a college class a few semester ago where no one knew what slides were. Crazy kids. I'm glad Z will know. :)