I didn’t take this shot, but if I’d had a camera, then, I could have…He was a fighter pilot in the USAF. I was raised on airbases all over the world….a truly cosmopolitan universal education. My dad, George Newton, is 80 now and a charter member of The Greatest Generation.
Early 70’s. I forget the exact date, (sometime in 1971)but the event was the demonstrations surrounding the opening and dedication of the LBJ library here in Austin. My favorite component of the shot is the guy taking pictures of me. He followed me around all that day. I wonder what their report said….
I shot this in a field near my house, out in what was then “the country”, north of Austin Texas off FM1325 (now Wells Branch subdivision). I gave a print of it to a friend, Jody Fischer, and then, through one of those leaving-the-box-of prints-and-negatives-on-top-of-the-car situations, lost the negative and all of the other prints of this image…. Last year, I received a scan of the image, long forgotten. Jody had died, but before she did she made sure I got this wonderful image back. Thanks, Jody…..
The little kid on the right is now the full grown man who coded the software to make this plog possible
What a blast. At the time, he was just another very bright singer songwriter.
Sheryl closed the first night of the Austin City Limits Festival. (Nothing like strong backlight to render anyone, or thing, spectacularly…it seems only rock stars can stand it.)
This is one of my favorite shots from 2003. Bob is now 16 years old and as irascible as ever.
Well, here’s the first post with the new software Hawk has set up. It seems appropriate that we’d start with a raucous, freewheeling performance photo by the most visual of performance artists, Flaming Lips.