Thursday, June 8, 2017

riding shotgun

Holga 120S with Tmax 400
Boss dogs rock


  1. There was a seminal moment in the development of my photographic life philosophy a number of years ago. I was driving home from work when I looked over at the car next to me. It was an economy model with a pretty girl in the driver's seat. Her golden retriever was riding shotgun. I looked again and noticed a young man, who I assumed was her boyfriend, stuffed in the back seat looking cramped and miserable. The only thing that would have made the scene better was if the dog had been cool like this with his elbow out the window. I didn't have a camera that day and I have regretted it ever since. Now I almost always have a loaded camera in the car or in a bag on my shoulder. My philosophy now is "better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it." Nice job being prepared for this great shot.

    1. I know the feeling of missing a shot...once I saw a musician walking down a back alley in San Antonio with a cello strapped to his back...the light was perfect, just glinting off the stitches in the was one of those moments and scenes I'll never forget...