Ferris Wheel Bones

Ferris Wheel Bones is a black and white Holga image. You may have remember the Black and White Carousel photo posted earlier in the year. These images are part of a small series taken at the local amusement park.

The Holga is a plastic camera which uses medium format film. This gives the image its crystal clear center. The vignetting is due to the plastic lens of the camera. You can read more about the Holga camera on my Pear Tree post.

Photograph of a Ferris Wheel.
Black and white Holga image of a Ferris Wheel.

The Ferris Wheel has always intrigued me. The bare steel structure seems as though it is a dinosaur in a modern age of machines. It bellows smoke, groans as it revolves around an uncertain destiny. We all know it rotates around and around to give us thrills and a great view. But have you ever stopped to think how many other people have sat in those swinging seats?

How many people screamed they wanted to get off? The many men proposing to women that may or may not have accepted from the top of the wheel. The pair of strangers mutually sit as they gently go up and down the wheel in verbal silence.

Memories kept between Ferris Wheel bones.

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