Thursday, May 28, 2009

30 years ago . .

This girl was more of an acquaintance than a friend, really, but agreed to go with me to Loose Park one afternoon for some pictures. She could have easily gone on to become a famous model, but the rumor soon after High School was that she'd become a Vegas show-girl. Who knows, though.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Where am I?

Yes, Walgreen's. But where am I in this photo?

In case you're wondering why I would take a shot of a Walgreen's pharmacy, it's another project for Harmon Construction, Inc. They built it, I shoot it.

Friday, May 22, 2009

30 years ago . .

I can't remember if the Southwest High School fair/carnival was held at the end of the school year or at the beginning. Doesn't matter, I guess. I took this for the school newspaper c. 1978.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I will miss it

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Stimulus . . too little, too late?

Nobody could make this stuff up . .

Friday, May 15, 2009

30 years ago . .

There was a sports car shop just north of Shawnee Mission Parkway in Kansas that I used to visit from time to time. These guys worked on Maseratis, Ferraris, Lotus, and any other exotic european hot rod there was. Despite their somewhat hillbilly appearance, they could balance a V-12 motor so that you could rest a nickel on it's edge while the motor was idling.

If I remember right, the car pictured is a Ferrari 350 Can Am, mid-engine V-12. Hot car, then and now!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The art of decay

Old, abandoned buildings just before rehabilitation can be somewhat scary and often a little dangerous. But sometimes they can be truly beautiful, too.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Your caption here

I saw this on an antique mall barn outside of Collins, Mo. I know there's a joke here, but . .

Thursday, May 7, 2009

30 years ago . .

Southwest High School photography class, c. 1979.

I'd already been processing and printing my own shots for a couple of years at this point, but I still couldn't resist taking the course. Pictured here is a good friend of mine at that time. In case you're wondering what she's doing, we all had to keep our developing tanks in or over a tub to prevent nasty chemical messes. (They happened anyway.)

Good times.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Anchor Motorcycle Shop

A little plug for my friend Ricky and the Anchor. Located at 5508 Troost (816-694-3685), Ricky can build or modify whatever you might want, whole bikes or just parts. His motto, "Destroy and Rebuild."

Anchor Motorcycle Shop