In June of 2021, I was lucky enough to get my first does of the coronavirus vaccine. I’d been given a roll of expired Ilford HP5 by an anti-vax friend and thought it would be kind of amusing (at least to me) to pop that roll in my Nikon L35AF and shoot some photos to commemorate the day.
Apart from the silliness of that notion, I was really pleasantly surprised to find the both the inside and outside of the new Universite de Montreal Campus MIL (mother in law?) are incredibly interesting with a ton of opportunities for studying shapes, contrast, and relativity.
I took a bunch of pictures as a kind of sketch, a preparation for coming back and knowing what to look for. And then I’ll need to find a way to get inside without having to get a third vaccine. But I’ll burn that bridge after I’ve crossed it.
But more than that, I thought it was interesting to actually record the event like this. It’s a not insignificant moment in human history, and it’s a privilege to have been there.