This week, Amy gave us the opportunity to share part of our photography journey
I decided to share part of my early “street shots” journey.
Last summer, I had the chance to go through old photos – did not digitize them all yet- it was more of a sorting and organizing time.
I found photos from a high school Europe trip and realized that my first street shots were taken spring 1986
Here are some:
However, the Europe street shots were more as a tourist.
My first “intentional” street shots were taken in late fall 2001. It was my last day working as a counselor (one of those jobs that was fine at the time but extra wonderful in hindsight). We were getting ready to leave Florida (to live in CA) and it was my last day of work. I grabbed my camera to keep with me that day to try and capture some of the culture. I was specifically hoping to get a photo of this “hot fish” sign. Driving by it had some wonderful aroma.
CLOSING PHOTO WITH STORY
This last photo is special from my street shot journey.
It was the same day as the “hot fish” capture in 2001. I was taking the last client somewhere and had a few photos left on my roll of film. (Remember when we had a limit compared to cards with GB now?). I noticed this couple on a bike and even though riding Harley’s is not my thing, I do like those bikes and all that – and I actually noted that the lady had on a cute leather top.
I decided to grab a photo of them (yes, I was driving – – I did not know about inattentional blindness at the time).
I grabbed a photo from behind and as I passed them by – my client sat back (you can see her hand in the photo) and rolled the window down for me (I know, I know…)
And guess what?
The lady on the bike was my younger sister!
Yes, my sister and her husband were spending the weekend in that area for a quick getaway (they lived an hour away). Here is the photo:
The MasterCard “priceless commercials” were still a little trendy at that time and so grabbing that photo of my lil’ sis (crazy cool, eh?) seemed to fit into that commercial formula.
One tank of gas for the work van: forty six dollars.
Hot fish lunch for five: fifty dollars
One roll of 35mm film: seven dollars.
Capturing a photo of your sister on the back of a Harley: Priceless
There are some things money can’t buy….
Here is the throwback commercial to show you how it connected
Thanks for your visit today
If you want to share part of your photography journal this week, go here to Amy’s post for more info
- Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
- Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/
- Ann-Christine (Leya) of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/
- Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/