Category Archives: print/photo

“Whaddya think this thing is?!” The story of sorting it all out.

Vintage furniture pieces, unique items from major motion pictures, large quantities of lumber, beautiful stage curtains–the range of materials we save here at the re is broad. It’s our mission to not only divert these materials from landfill, but to also help find new uses and homes for them, and to share these reuse stories with our supporters. We often share the biggest, weirdest, and coolest donations that come through our roll door. While many of our donations are exciting, there are other materials we save that are equally as important, but may not be quite as glamorous to share. … Continue reading

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Found Object Photograms & Cyanotypes at UArts’ Summer Institute!

Local artist Joe Hocker and frequent re visitor used an impressive assortment of objects he picked up at the store to make photograms and cyanotypes with high school students in a UArts’ Summer Institute photography class. A photogram is a photographic image made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of a light-sensitive (including hand sensitized) material.  Many of the objects the students used to create the shadow images came from our bulk bargain section of the store and included pom poms, shoe polishers, toys, vials, and other odds and ends.  Photograms and cyanotype are great introductions to the photographic process and provide … Continue reading

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Reclaimed Theatre Scenery as Photography Backdrops

Local Photographer William Harper uses reclaimed theatre scenery as backdrops for his photography! The backdrop seen in this photo came from The Walnut Street Theatre’s production of Elf.  We salvaged hundreds of yards of this painted canvas from the production’s strike.  

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