07 Nov Man Reading New York Times
According to my notes – not always the best – this was 1990. No, I doubt that date is right. I didn’t go online until Christmas 1999. And I know in ’93 I was working with view cameras. So I’d say it was between ’95 and ’99 because it was one of the first images I posted. And it was badly exposed. That damned paper was blown out.
Who remembers what film I was using. Also, he was standing right under a semi-spot light. So you have to remember, those days, you didn’t really know if you “got it” until you got the film developed. I could usually remember, somehow what the good shots were on each roll. What I mean is that once I saw the roll hanging up in the bathroom, I’d immediately look for what I remembered as “keepers.”
These days, you can pretty much check instantly to see if you “got it” or not. It does make a difference. But I’m not sure how exactly. I only know that it was a delectable sensation to walk around all day contemplating whether some particular shot “came out right” or not. I think I miss that anticipation.