this post goes for Qurator's Monday Missions.
This week prompt was: "Old stuff"; exactly what I am obsessed with and -- more importantly - the stuff I have around me right now. I made a special trip to shoot things I can find at abandoned house at the neighbourhood to our village place. There are a lot of instruments and broken pieces scattered there. I did it 4 days ago, but sadly -- I am very restricted in terms of notebook access time and bandwidth connection -- I had no time to sort out and edit those pics, not saying about shaping them into a proper post. And I probably crossed the deadline to post for the challenge cause its actually 3:30 of Monday, as I am typing this intro... be it.
I've found this classic vintage scissors (actually, outdoors, not under the roof). It was a nice surprise for me cause I adored exactly this model for a long time and wanted to posess it. I am not exactly in the know when it dates from - 1950-es, 1960-es? or probably earlier.
A medley of gear and rust in a wooden box... to give you an idea how this place looked like. Especially I loved the locks and a little rubber enema.
I've found sufficient amount of locks -- and no keys. I would love to find some vintage keys but probably someone have found them all a long before me... ;)
in the kitchen
I discovered a few pans, two of them - cast iron pans - on the photo below, they look like
new they could work perfectly for the next 100 years. I am considering of stealing them to give a new life, even though I have a good pan and dont need a new one... Damn, I'm so tempted, I love to give second life to old things..
Those are not the tools, I figure out they are particles? fixtures? parts of a Russian oven (tho I didnt see one in that house).
Kitchen grater is an indispensable tool in every household.
In the kitchen I also noticed a special cup - this one, of intense cobalt colour - it distinguished from others by its breed, even standing on the shelf. Whats so special with it? Well, its just a product of St.Petersburg's Emperor Porcellain factory. Elite production and old traditions of handycraft.
I played with it for 5-8 minutes lot, trying to capture the reflections cast onto the shadows.
This is a glass shot -- traditional vodka measuring device :P
A must at every self-respecting soviet household.
Ok, back to the instruments again!
The abovementioned rubber enema. I could resist the temptation to compose a little dusty bodegon with it. And those funny plastic glasses which arrived directly from 1980-es.
Soviet retro vintage!
This handle is the part of a manual meat grinder. I took it outside of the house under the sunlight, to take a shoot.
The saw - almost a hand-made.
This is .... I do not know what kind of tool it is. I have a pure guess it might be a glass cutting tool. But I don’t know for sure, actually.
Any ideas what this one might be? Again, I have a guess this is a tool for winding a rope!
A simple garden watering can, without a bottom (it had rusted off and lays nearby) inexpressibly pleases the eyes with its color contrasts. It will finish our urbex tour today. Part (2) will probably follow, sometime later -- there is still a lot of old stuff left in that house... Hope you enjoyed walking with me today!
|location:||Russian countryside||July 2020||---|
|camera/lens:||Canon 350D||Sigma 50mm 1.4||raw-conv|