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I photographed myself on Melrose Ave in Los Angeles back in the early 80's. I was there to photograph an artist who showed up late. The newly built hamburger stand would later be used on the TV show "Melrose Place". In those days I used a Nikon F with a fixed 24mm lens and 35mm Tri-X Kodak film. Those where the days. View full size.