Friday August 24, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY UTAH – I can hear the question now: “What are you doing in Salt Lake outside of ski season?” The simple answer is that I grew up here and I’ve returned this weekend for my high school reunion – an opportunity to connect with the girl (now a grandmother) who I had a hopeless crush on and with my friend Jerry Stephens, who I did my first photography with (it turns out that it was less important to him than it was to me), and generally to hang out with a bunch of older people who I haven’t seen for a very long time. See my biography link in the column to the right.

I flew to Salt Lake this morning; killed time for a couple of hours driving around photographing old neighborhoods; and then went to a picnic in Sugarhouse Park. The theme of the reunion is “Highland’s Greatest Year” – my senior year we won the state football championship. I shot the entire weekend with my Leica M9 and Noctilux lens, mostly with a .9 neutral density filter at f.95.

Jerry Stephens
Jerry Stephens
Highland's Greatest Year - 2
Highland’s Greatest Year – 2
Highland's Greatest Year - 3
Highland’s Greatest Year – 3
Highland's Greatest Year - 4
Highland’s Greatest Year – 4

On this day last year: Belvedere Castle. Struggling to produce something interesting working on a tripod.

Belvedere Castle
Belvedere Castle