Today I was cleaning out my basement and came across this image. It was one of my favorite frames from a trip I took in 1986 to the Soviet Union and Poland. I was traveling by bus when we pulled into a railroad yard. This was one of the few places that had working toilets at the time. I spotted this conductor outside the ticket window and walked up to him with my 24mm lens. He smiled. I snapped…and then got back on the bus.
Since it was founded in the early 1950’s Stan’s Record Bar is still the place to grab your vinyls and chat with record enthusiasts. Located on on North Prince Street this is cool place to step back and sift through the years.
I came upon a mother and her daughter shutter buggin’ on the campus of Princeton University. The daughter was going to Harvard and her mother had come to visit for a week…so they decided to grab their Canon’s and drive to New Jersey. It was fun to watch them and see what they photographed. I reached for my Leica and snapped this photograph as they just finished shooting through the arch behind them. The daughter then gave me her Canon to capture a portrait of the two of them during their day trip to another part of the Ivy League.
Last Fall I had the great opportunity to meet up and chat with former NBA coach Dr. Jack Ramsay. We met at his beach house in New Jersey and the former coach of the St Joes Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers and 1977 World Champion Portland Trailblazers was the perfect host as we talked about his days on the court and coaching some of the greatest players in NBA history. I was working on a television tribute to Ramsay but carried my Leica along for the shoot. My M6 is wonderful in these situations. I can chat and shoot without causing much of a fuss or intrusion. When we finished our interview I asked if I could walk to the beach with him. He said he loves the water and would never pass up the chance to be near it. The following frames are some that I will cherish for a lifetime…as well as the time I made a house call on the great Dr. Jack.