Last night I returned to my high school for the first time since I graduated - I didn’t even return to pick up my diploma following graduation. But last night was a special occasion, my childhood friend took on the title of head coach of the football team this past summer - coach Martin Bacon. We grew up always facing one another in baseball, in the front yard during the summers and during Little League all-stars on up through high school - he went to Etiwanda and I went to Montclair. Bacon went on to play college football at Northridge, and he’s always been a great athlete and understood the culture of sports and dedication. So it’s great to see him at my alma mater and changing the culture there. He’s off to a 2-0 start and something tells me I’ll have a few more visits to my alma mater. Hell, maybe I’ll pick up my diploma. Go Cavs.
This past weekend I was back in the Bay Area, well Petaluma, for another wedding to assist/second shoot with www.tammyhortonphotography.com. The wedding took place at the groom’s childhood home, a home that has been in his family for generations. Great ceremony, with a nice intimate feel at the family’s home.
Congrats Mark and Jen.
The GRII snaps continue in July. A few of this month’s shots are from the Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography, the State Capitol Building in Sacramento and the airport.
One of my favorite frame, or frames, it was when I caught a tour guide talking to a group about photos of California’s former Governors Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He made a joke about Total Recall, referring to Davis being recalled which led to Schwarzenegger becoming the next governor of California. Then how a small bill may get passed, so that all the photos of past governors in the Capitol will need a nameplate - Schwarzenegger didn’t think he needed one.