I don’t have the full story on Starr Kempf, but he was a sculptor who lived in Colorado Springs. I think I was told that he was a professor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS), where I currently go. He made a number of kinetic sculptures (they move with the wind) and originally they were all displayed in his front yard. The story I heard is that the neighbors weren’t too happy about them or the publicity that they were getting (Kempf’s house is very close to the Broadmoor Hotel), and many of them were removed, either to New Mexico, downtown Colorado Springs, or as depicted below, to a newer section of the university. I shot them with the pinhole lens on my dedicated pinhole Spotmatic.
Here’s one that I shot with the Trip 35 on Acros. This was Spring of 2018, the first semester in the brand new “Ent Center for the Arts.”
And here are the remaining few on Kempf’s front lawn.