Blast from the Past

I was looking through old concert images to see if I there were still some undiscovered gems and I came across this one. Not at all a good photo but as I looked at it I thought how different arena shows are today. This is at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena in 1973. Anybody could just walk up on stage and at this show and someone did during the set break. He went to the microphone and spoke real acid gibberish as security gently escorted him away. Today the stage would be much higher and barricaded and have a line of security people in front of the stage. This is why I like to go to small venues today and tend to avoid arena shows. You can see other images and my quality concert prints at my commercial site by clicking here.

Grateful Dead at Pittsburgh Civic Arena

The Thunderbolt–Kennywood Park

Kennywood Park in Pittsburgh has been around for a long time and like any amusement park they periodically upgrade their rides. When I was a kid we had the Jackrabbit,Pippin and the Racing Coasters. In 1968 they remodeled the Pippin and turned the old wooden roller coaster into The Thunderbolt which we waited for with great anticipation. This image of riders on one of the drops was taken in 1976 and you can purchase a print at my commercial site by clicking here.

The Thunderbolt Kennywood Park

Twirling in a Meadow

Working with a fashion model is a collaborative effort. Back in the day, this young lady wanted outdoor fashion prints for her portfolios. We found this meadow and shot rolls of film. It was a beautiful day. I said what do you want to do next and she said twirl. I was changing film in my camera and she just started to twirl through the meadow as I took this shot. It wound up in both of our portfolios. You can see more work and buy a print of this image by clicking here.

Twirling in a Meadow

Rockette Morton

One reader pointed out to me that I had misspelled the name of Rockette Morton on my T-Shirt, indeed I had, much to my dismay. Just as bad, I had flopped the image and made him left handed! Well everybody needs and editor, so I stuffed my pride and made the corrections. Here is the new T-Shirt which you can buy at my online store by clicking here.

Rockette Morton T-Shirt and Hoodie