Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"Historic" Photos

I was going through some loose photos when I came across a handful of old photos ("old" as in mid- to late-1990s or early '00s), probably all taken as I tried to finish up a roll of film before dropping it off for developing. Nothing of any quality, unfortunately, but I'm posting them as both a glimpse back at those not-so-distant days, as well as a reminder to myself and encouragement to others to go out there and photograph not just the people, but also the places, that make up your lives. I wish I had taken more pictures, and had spent a bit more time thinking about the images.

I have an actual date on this one: July 1997, taken from the roof of the Calhoun Square parking garage.
I've done the classic "don't" bar across the subject's face here, as I don't have his permission to publish this photo, and he might not like being splashed across the internet sporting both a Hypercolor shirt and a Yankees cap.

Same intersection, different year, different season.
So there you have it; a sampling of some "historic" photos from relatively recent times. Thank goodness for digital cameras; I have a nice new one now, complete with vast amounts of memory, so I can wander the neighborhood taking hundreds of images so that in ten or twenty years I won't be limited to looking at a handful of random filler photo from the late 2000s.


  1. Imagine a world without Chino Latino!

  2. Crazy how corporatized that area has gotten since those pictures were taken.

  3. Sorry if that was sarcasm and I missed it, Chase, but really? I see Best Buy, Caribou, Gap, EB Games... doesn't seem all that different, save for the North Face and the new Columbia store. Just different corporations.

  4. It is interesting to see the little things that have stayed the same in the past 12 years:
    The for lease sign above what is now MAC (then, Caribou) appears untouched, the newspaper rack and bus stop bench from this image are still there.

  5. Haha, remember perkins?

  6. I spent a Christmas Eve at that Perkins once; I don't remember the details, but I think it was the only place open and we needed to get out of the house so that Santa could arrive.