Mid-70’s selfie

This self portrait was shot with a Rollieflex. I was in my early twenties and clearly enamored with polka dots even then. Somewhere, there are more revealing pictures. What to do when I find them? Burn them? I certainly don’t want my sons laying eyes on them! 

What a great camera! It had that cool flip top and produced large negatives — two inches square maybe? The one I used belonged to my high school and they did eventually get it back. 

It’s a gorgeous day here. I began the day with two Jude Hill YouTube videos (will nourish me for weeks!) and then continued it with errands in town and then attention to belated birthday gifts and a wedding gift. And now the morning is gone. Later. 

11 thoughts on “Mid-70’s selfie

  1. Mo Crow

    such a wonderful photograph and please don’t burn the more revealing photographs, your sons may well appreciate them one day after you are gone!

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      1. Mo Crow

        my friends with children who are now young adults prefer not to be reminded of some of the wilder times we had I think the kids would enjoy knowing about those days!

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  2. Nancy

    I have only a couple of ‘those’ pics and never know what to do with them either!! lol I have glanced once in a blue moon over the years…fascinating to see another me. But don’t want my kids to find them either. Now that I’m thinking about it…where are they? Yikes! It is funny to think that was back in the day when you dropped off film at a shop to be developed. haha I like this pic of you.

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    1. deemallon Post author

      Glad I’m not the only one! I forgot about having them developed. Good grief. The picture made me soften (a little) toward the consuming pastime of young people – taking selfies. The first time I saw one of those selfie sticks I almost fell over and whenever I see a tween girl preening for her camera I am something like disgusted. Ah. So. Look at us!

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    1. deemallon Post author

      So true. So true. And thank you. I had soooo much hair back then! It’s still pretty thick but nothing like then.

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  3. Victoria Davis

    i agree with the others….put the pix in a envelope and address….”for a time when you don’t give a shit”
    my parents had this camera. mom was mad when film was no longer easy to get for it. i sill have many of the prints and neg’s.

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    1. deemallon Post author

      Did you ever use it? It was so cool to frame a picture with the camera at your waist and be able to look up at your subject with the naked eye instead of through the lens. People have been upset about the loss of instant polaroids too. Certainly marks the end of an era.

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      1. Victoria Davis

        I tried to, but I couldn’t figure out all the in’s and out’s. I know mom liked that feature of it too, I also remember her having to cup her hand to see the lens better…funny ..memories

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