No, I’m not asking for a date. This is me saying goodbye to one of my molars. I was supposed to have one pulled a few minutes from when I took this photo, the general concept was I’d take an after shot with a gaping, bloody hole in my mouth then put them together and… I don’t know, try and make people vomit I guess.
Technical Stuff: It’s the two-tone background that makes this photo cool. I’ve never really liked fluorescent lighting… but I don’t think I’ve taken the time to really shoot with it. Fluorescent light is actually green, standard bulbs are a nice warm yellow. Take a photo at an event where you can’t use flash, and have to rely on the standard high school issue lighting and your colour photos will come out with a sickly green tint. But for some reason, every once in a while, I take a shot using fluorescent lighting and it comes out with a very cool, very stark white look.
So, while I was in the dentist chair waiting for my gums to go numb, I decided I wanted to keep the tooth. It had been infected, and painful, but after a week of antibiotics the inflammation went away and the tooth settled back where it should have been. The dentist — who is spectacularly hot — was a little surprised but was cool with the decision. I had lost three already in 2007/08 and was fed up with the new holes in my face. It’ll have to come out eventually, but not yet… sigh, “that’s what he said”.
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