Neal Gruer

@scotch.bonnet

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🎯 Seizing Images, Stirring Words™ 🤼 Photographer & Writer 🧭 Bucharest ~ Glasgow
Our first trip outside the city for a year. Pandemic, pandemic, etc., etc.. We had mostly stayed put. Mostly at home. Mostly inside.

Staying within the country, we flew north. Being on a flight compounded the thrill of the departure, even if it only took 35 minutes. An ambitious local bus who taught herself to fly.

Shortly after take off, I looked towards the panel above my head. 'Life Vests Inside. Push', it read. "Indeed it does, my wise, inanimate friend. Indeed it does. Indeed we should."

Normally, the panel above one's head reads, less ambiguously, "Life Vest Inside". Even on this very plane, that's what most of the panels said. But, for some reason, this one spoke differently. An ambitious panel who added an "s" and learned to philosophise.

Having been inside for so long - the city; the apartment; the narrow alleys of my tiny, congested mind - "getting out" seemed to be the answer. Yet this astute panel reminded me what I already knew. Inside is where life vests. Take it out, down, up or around as much as you please. Inside is where it necessarily remains.

Want it? Push. It's right there, all the time. Vesting inside. Push, inside.

Push.

Alternatively, it's just that there was more than one inflatable life jacket behind that panel.
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From the series: Life Vests Inside. Push.
Iași, Romania, 2021.
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Our first trip outside the city for a year. Pandemic, pandemic, etc., etc.. We had mostly stayed put. Mostly at home. Mostly inside. Staying within the country, we flew north. Being on a flight compounded the thrill of the departure, even if it only took 35 minutes. An ambitious local bus who taught herself to fly. Shortly after take off, I looked towards the panel above my head. 'Life Vests Inside. Push', it read. "Indeed it does, my wise, inanimate friend. Indeed it does. Indeed we should." Normally, the panel above one's head reads, less ambiguously, "Life Vest Inside". Even on this very plane, that's what most of the panels said. But, for some reason, this one spoke differently. An ambitious panel who added an "s" and learned to philosophise. Having been inside for so long - the city; the apartment; the narrow alleys of my tiny, congested mind - "getting out" seemed to be the answer. Yet this astute panel reminded me what I already knew. Inside is where life vests. Take it out, down, up or around as much as you please. Inside is where it necessarily remains. Want it? Push. It's right there, all the time. Vesting inside. Push, inside. Push. Alternatively, it's just that there was more than one inflatable life jacket behind that panel. * * From the series: Life Vests Inside. Push. Iași, Romania, 2021. * @kodakprofessional_europe 35mm Film. * * * * * * * #filmphotographic #thefilmcommunity #analogfeatures #heyfsc #shootfilmonmondays #back2thebase #theanalogclub #photofilmy #35mmbook #filmstagraeme #filmwave #filmpht #thefilmgang #deathb4digital #filmisgod #35mmphotography #35mmfilmphotography #shotonfilm #filmisalive #filmshooters #filmstagram #keepfilmalive #onfilm #analogfilm #analoguevibes #analogphoto #filmphotographer #filmforever #shootfilmnotmegapixels

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NHS Advice: You should w̶a̶s̶h̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶h̶a̶n̶d̶s̶ take a photo after using the toilet or changing a nappy.

Step 4: Use one hand to  r̶u̶b̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶b̶a̶c̶k̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶o̶t̶h̶e̶r̶ ̶h̶a̶n̶d̶ hold the camera and c̶l̶e̶a̶n̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶w̶e̶e̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶f̶i̶n̶g̶e̶r̶s̶ press the shutter button. D̶o̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶a̶m̶e̶ Focus with the other hand.
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From the series: Life Vests Inside. Push.
Iași, Romania, 2021.
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@kodakprofessional_europe 35mm Film.
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 #filmphotographic  #thefilmcommunity  #analogfeatures  #heyfsc  #shootfilmonmondays  #back2thebase  #theanalogclub  #photofilmy  #35mmbook  #filmstagraeme  #filmwave  #filmpht  #thefilmgang  #deathb4digital  #filmisgod  #filmonly  #analoglove  #filmislife  #filmisbetter  #everybodyfilm  #35mmmagazine  #theanalogproject  #allcitiesarebeautiful  #negativefb  #filmshooters  #filmstagram  #keepfilmalive  #onfilm  #analogfilm  #analogphotography

NHS Advice: You should w̶a̶s̶h̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶h̶a̶n̶d̶s̶ take a photo after using the toilet or changing a nappy. Step 4: Use one hand to r̶u̶b̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶b̶a̶c̶k̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶o̶t̶h̶e̶r̶ ̶h̶a̶n̶d̶ hold the camera and c̶l̶e̶a̶n̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶w̶e̶e̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶f̶i̶n̶g̶e̶r̶s̶ press the shutter button. D̶o̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶a̶m̶e̶ Focus with the other hand. * From the series: Life Vests Inside. Push. Iași, Romania, 2021. * @kodakprofessional_europe 35mm Film. * * * * * * * #filmphotographic #thefilmcommunity #analogfeatures #heyfsc #shootfilmonmondays #back2thebase #theanalogclub #photofilmy #35mmbook #filmstagraeme #filmwave #filmpht #thefilmgang #deathb4digital #filmisgod #filmonly #analoglove #filmislife #filmisbetter #everybodyfilm #35mmmagazine #theanalogproject #allcitiesarebeautiful #negativefb #filmshooters #filmstagram #keepfilmalive #onfilm #analogfilm #analogphotography

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