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I grew up in a small cotton farming community. Everyone knew everyone and out-of-towners were treated with grave skepticism and curiosity. I learned to fish, hunt, change my own oil, and never treat my neighbor like a stranger.

I hated growing up in Frederick when I was young; I was eager for an exit strategy. However, the older I get, the more fond of home I become. Every time I return to Frederick its with a new set of ears and eyes. I find myself mesmerized by the homes and structures I passed by everyday for 18 years without a second glance. I find beauty in the broad, barren flatness of my own backyard. For the first time in my life, I cherish small talk. 

Since I’ve been venturing into 35mm film photography, I’ve wanted to return home to capture Frederick. The history of this place is deep and rooted.

I’ll list the photos, camera, film, and significance of the photo below: 

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Nikon EM, Kodak 400 ISO (exp. 2002), E. Aster St.

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Pentax Honeywell (50’s model), Kodak 400 ISO (exp. 2001), Downtown Frederick

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Pentax Honeywell (50’s model), Fujifilm 400 ISO (exp. 2007), Frederick Storefront

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Nikon EM, Kodak 400 ISO (exp. 2002), Grand Hotel

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Pentax K1000, Fujifilm 400 ISO (exp. 2009), Frederick Storefront

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Pentax K1000, Fujifilm 400 ISO (exp. 2009), Grand Hotel (east view)

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Nikon EM, Kodak 400 ISO (exp. 2002), Across the street from Post Office

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Pentax K1000, Fujifilm 400 ISO, 14th street

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Nikon EM, Kodak 400 ISO (exp. 2002), the newspaper my grandfather owned when I was a kid, taken with his camera

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Nikon EM, Fujifilm 400 ISO, 13th street

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Pentax K1000, Kodak 400 ISO (exp. 2002)

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Nikon EM, Fujifilm 400 ISO (exp. 1999), Ramona Theatre

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Nikon EM, Fujifilm (exp. 1999)

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Nikon EM, Kodak (exp. 2002), Historic Home

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Nikon EM, Fujifilm 400 ISO (exp. 2009), Cassidy Grain Towers

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Nikon EM, Fujifilm 400 ISO (exp. 2002), Hairport Beauty Salon

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