Weekend With Shades - Saturday - August 29
THE HUMOR OF IT
BY DONNA POINTKOUSKI
A Monthly - Weekend With Shades -
Last month I took readers on a trip down memory lane with my recollection of the Fotomat kiosks. My young nieces are still trying to understand this foreign concept of film, as well as the fact that photo printing was clearly not a do-it-yourself venture until fairly recently in history. In college, I had a job that put me on the front lines of the photo developing world – the drop-off and pick-up segment of the process. I didn’t work at Fotomat, but I spent six years slaving at a supermarket in an aisle that included small appliances, music, cosmetics, perfume, movie rentals (VHS only!), and – film developing. Yes, I had access to the neighborhood’s photos and knew all the secrets. Well, maybe not. But I could have had I been less scrupulous and more curious.