05
Nov
09

Iconic.

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I’m pretty sure I never blogged this image, but it’s easily my favorite image of all the film shots I’ve made. If not the fave, definitely in the top 5. I use it as an icon on numerous places, notably here.
The story behind it is kinda fun. He was 6 (I think) at the time. He’s gotta be more like 12 now. Anyway, I was testing cross process and deciding how I liked it. His mom had come in to the Darkroom (remind me to tell you more about Martha’s Darkroom sometime) to pick up some prints she’d ordered and I asked them both if I could take his picture. It wouldn’t be the last time I got the chance, but it would definitely be the best.
Anyway, they agreed and we wandered down to the corner of 2nd Street and Main, in downtown Richmond and very quickly snapped off a roll (12 images).
He wasn’t at all mad. In fact, we had to work to construct the look on his face. Got him to cover his ears, open his mouth really wide and squinch up his eyes…
Still, I love this shot.

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2 Responses to “Iconic.”


  1. November 5, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Oh, yah, I have also always loved this shot, even printed it a few times. Oh the good ole days of Cibachrome. I spent so many years on that corner of Richmond, that this shot is iconic for me also. It represents the frustrations and duality of living in Richmond, the CCV t-shirt on
    a very advantaged kid, standing in an urban intersection letting out a scream. I love it!


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