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Wednesday, April 20, 2016


This image was made during a hot summer day on July 21, 1979 in the small town of Bridgewater, Virginia.

There was an antique car show going on, and I spotted this lovely old lady sitting in an old vintage automobile. This scene would make a great image, if I could capture her without creating a distraction. There was an identical car sitting right nest to hers, and I decided that that was just what I needed to frame her and make a great black and white image. I set up my tripod and made several exposures before the crowd got in the way.

I always like to inform the subject, in a case such as this, that I had made a photograph just in case there was some objection. In this case she was excited that someone had actually photographed her in the old family car. What I didn't know was that she was blind and totally oblivious to what had just taken place.

This image later appeared in a number of exhibitions and has been published in more than one magazine. I also included her in my second book, APPALACHIAN BYWAYS which was published in 1984.

To enlarge the picture, click on the photograph.