The Trim, Alliance
This photograph is evidence of my addiction: while everyone else was eating pizza, I went and wandered the streets of Alliance, Nebraska.
Coming upon this barber shop downtown, I leaned in the door and asked if I might take a few photographs. Little did the cowboy in the chair know those photos would be of him.
St. Elmo General Store
I’ve written and lectured over the years about how a photographer must go back. New elements appear over time, along with new vision and new philosophy; as a place changes, so too does the photographer and his or her visual expression of the essence of a place. St. Elmo is a good example of this process in my own photographic life: as I posted yesterday, I’ve been visiting this place for more than 35 years, and as such, small changes become larger in my eyes, and opportunities for new photos present themselves as fleeting moments that will evaporate quickly. The barber pole in this photo, and thus the image itself, has been my mantra: Look. Feel.