A some time ago my
father found some old photographs and negatives which I took while I was
still in High School. There are many things that happened during my teen
years, many things I would prefer to forget. It's hard to believe that
nearly 30 years have passed. During this time from 1972 to
about 1976 I was really into photography probably would have stayed with it
if I could have made any real money at it. I liked Black & White film, to me
it showed more feeling than color. The other advantage was that I could use
the high school dark room equipment and develop and print my own film. Many
pictures I took was of my environment.
I believe it was Mark Twain who said "The
coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Francisco." The only exception
to San Francisco's cold foggy wet weather is September. During this
time the weather can get up to 80oF or higher at night with no
wind. It was these times that my friends and would get our bikes and explore
the city. I took this photo of Market St. on one such night in 1972. Also
for entertainment we would make balloons out of candles can dry cleaning
bags. They look like UFO's. About 10 minutes after we sent one up, we hear
some people on the street saying "Look at that, what is it !?"
The ladies in the above photographs Luana, Barbra and
Denise were some of my favorite subjects. One place I like to use take pictures was
the cliffs on Baker Beach on the site of Sutro Baths in San Francisco.
photo on the left was taken during a demonstration for MLK Jr. on January
15th 1972 at Serramonte High School.
The photo on the right was taken around the same time
at the same school.
|This high school had 1,500 students. It
was the first high school I went to, I later transferred to Woodrow Wilson
in Bayview area of San Francisco. Some of the students were mean, some were
kind, some followed and some lead. It was a city school. At this point I
would like to ad some fond memory, unfortunately at the moment I can't think
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