Quality Trap Inn

Jan 17, 2023 | Blog, Photoblog, Photography

Quality Trap Inn Kyle Troop Photography Blog

Nikon FM 35mm on Expired Kodak Gold 200 Pushed +1

I miss the days of the motels without the internal, sterilized corridors where people pass with averted eyes. Let’s step right outside the door to the room to have a smoke and catch that thick Georgia air. The cherry on top would be the sounds of kids playing chicken in the pool, while their parents make good use of that discount on the double queen room.

Places of nostalgia tend to draw me in. As a kid, I was excited to stay at one of the places during those summer trips to see family. There was always some sort of movement or activity. All I needed was a pool to break up those monotonous days in the car playing the license plate with my cousins because there was nothing else to do. If my grandfather had his way, we’d be at a Holiday Inn and I knew I’d be set with freedom…I mean pool.

Quality Trap Inn Kyle Troop Photography Blog

Nikon FM 35mm on Expired Kodak Gold 200 Pushed +1

I remember the glory days of this Quality Inn. After church on Sundays, the buffet would be packed. Over the decades, this spot has changed hands plenty of times. So it was fun to randomly stop one day and walk around with an expired roll of Kodak Gold in my camera. The place is run down and has plenty of weird characters hanging around. Kinda like 20 year old film pushed a bit more than it should be. I dipped out pretty quickly once the owner’s dog started barking and growling at me through one of the windows. It was good times.

Quality Trap Inn Kyle Troop Photography Blog

Nikon FM 35mm on Expired Kodak Gold 200 Pushed +1

I wasn’t sure how things would turn out pushing an expired roll of film that hadn’t been stored well. So I metered all the shots to be a bit on the overexposed side of things. I’m happy with having no expectations from shooting old film from eBay. Now to figure out what the other 11 expired rolls will be used for. Until then, enjoy your stay at the Quality Trap Inn.

Quality Trap Inn Kyle Troop Photography Blog

Nikon FM 35mm on Expired Kodak Gold 200 Pushed +1

Private Parking…Fuck Off Please

Private Parking…Fuck Off Please

Private parking garage street photography by Kyle Troop. Taken with a Nikon D750 on a moody cloudy day around downtown Cartersville. The storefronts of downtown are nice. But the spots out back are where to find the coolest views.

Tragic Magic Rules So Hard

Tragic Magic Rules So Hard

I did this one with some friends. We call it Tragic Magic. These songs rule so hard. Evan and I tracked all the instrumentals at my place. And then Tim did the vocals over at Evan's spot. I mixed it. Evan mastered it.  

Track Happy Studios

Track Happy Studios

Here’s a fun one that I had the pleasure of working on earlier this year. Rian Dawson hit me up to design a website for his own studio, Track Happy Studios, in Nashville. I had a blast working with Rian to get this site put together in a way that looks awesome, but...

Astro Studios Atlanta

Astro Studios Atlanta

This spring Astro Studios and I worked together on getting their website designed and ready to help bring in new business to the studio. Astro Studios is a fantastic place to make music. On top of getting to work on a fun website, the entire Astro Studios crew are...

The Heretics Record

The Heretics Record

Wrapping a record is always an interesting thing. Something I'm so focused on and spending all my spare time with is now finished. But getting to look back at how the entire process went is fun. Working and hanging out with my friends, playing and recording with rad...