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Vintage photos of:
I was 14 when I took this shot from our neighbor’s driveway looking toward our back yard on Rolling Hill Drive in Chatham, New Jersey in 1962. View full size.
I found this 35mm Kodachrome slide dated December, 1959 in a collection at a swap meet. View full size.
Anscochrome taken by my dad on another jaunt up the coast in late summer, 1959. View full size.
I made this photograph in 1956, when I was seventeen years old, using a Leica M3 double stroke with a collapsible 50mm f/2 Summicron and Kodachrome ASA 25 film metered with a Weston Master II. View full size.
Recently purchased a box of slides at a flea market; was happy to find this image of a 15 window VW Bus (I'm a VW guy). Friend believes this to be NYC, which it could be since there were other slides from the city. View full size.
I made this photo of the Atlanta painter of birds in his studio around 1977 or '78. View full size.
Anne Rivers Siddons is a popular novelist, whom I photographed in her home in about 1977 or '78. View full size.