Sunday, January 27, 2008

Monday Photo Shoot: What's in the Box?

For the next Monday Photo Shoot, let's take our cameras indoors for something a little different:

New Monday Photo Shoot #5:
Somewhere in your home is at least one box you haven't opened a while. Open it up and show us what's in it!

Casa Blocher, the Museum of the Weird, is full of boxes. Some of it is stuff waiting to be sorted into the categories Keep, Sell, Give Away, Trash and Recycle. Some of it is to be disposed of Over Karen's Dead Body, or at least only after considerable grief and negotiation. The rest is fairly non-controversially to be kept, if only we had a better place to put it.

This particular box happens to be at the top of a stack of boxes in the den. A clue to its contents can be seen in this first photo, but I didn't notice when I selected it. Let's have a look!

Ah. Magazines. But what sort? Science Fiction? Media? Disney?

No, it's the Beatles! The Newsweek, sadly, is from December 1980. They're not all from that era, are they?

Marvel, People, some tribute magazines, clippings (including a Playboy interview with Allen Klein) ... some are definitely from the wave of post-assassination publications, some definitely not.

Here are some samples: a 1977 Crawdaddy interview with George, a November 1980 profile of John in Esquire, a Yoko Ono interview in a New Age magic magazine, Musician profiles Ringo, and People looks back at the British Invasion. Good stuff! And there are a few non-Beatles items in there too, including husband John's high school diploma. Yep, this is definitely a Keep box.

Your turn! Find me a box, open it up, and photograph some or all of the contents. Is it full of books? Jewelry? 1980s clothing? Baby toys? Old photos? You tell me! Post your pictures to your journal or blog, and come back here and leave a link. I'll share your finds with the world next Sunday night/Monday morning.



barrettmanor said...

Here ya go:

Becky said...

Hey! I don't think I ever realized how big a Beatles fan you are. Anywho, I finally took my Landmarks photos yesterday (heh). Oh well. What can I say...I fell into a funk (heh) and fell behind on blog reading. I do know I have a ton of mystery boxes downstairs in the furnace room. They used to be in the basement, but you know what happened to the basement (it's no longer a basement).

Anonymous said...

Here's mine for this week...

Kiva said...

Thanks Karen -- I've cleaned out my studio now. Here's my contribution.

Eclectic Granny