I love black and white photography. My senior year in high school I took a photography class and developed a lot of black and white photos in the closet my dad and I turned into a darkroom. That, pretty much, was what got me into photography.
Here’s my (first?) submissions to Carmi’s Thematic Photographic theme for this week. Hope you enjoy, and if you want to join in, there’s a link at the bottom of the post. As always, you can click on the picture to see a bigger view of it.
Salt Lake City High School East was the name carved in the stone above the front door. East High we called it. I took this picture during my senior year and have a poster sized print of it above my couch in the living room. It was a beautiful building, survived a fire that gutted it 4 years before I started there. Rumors of how the fire started, marble staircases that were closed off and a swimming pool in the basement abounded. Oh, and don’t forget the psycho custodian that buried bodies down in the crawl spaces under the basement classrooms. The building no longer exists, but chances are some of you have seen the building that replaced it. It’s where all of the “High School Musical” movies were filmed.Grafton, Utah, on the southern border of the state. I mimicked this picture from the front cover of a book on Utah Ghost Towns.Utahans are notorious for forgetting how to drive in the snow. At the beginning of every winter you see cars in snow banks because the simple concept of slowing down on wet roads is lost over the hot, dry summers. Yearbook signing on the last day of school my senior year. In the background is my first Ford LTD, (1969 2 door hardtop). Three of my friends sit on the steps of the 7-11 across the street from the school, signing yearbooks. Three Jeeps for 3 brothers. My two brother’s Jeep Wagoneers were from the mid 1960’s. Mine was from 1985, but since the Wagoneer was virtually unchanged for 28 years, mine was not much different than theirs.