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When I’m out shooting, it’s often the only time I visit a particular location. That makes me think the place always looked the way it did prior to my photograph and would also continue to look that way forever. That makes me always a little surprised if I see it again and it’s different.

As it happened, five weeks after I made this image, I was back on the same street (at very nearly the same time of day). This time, most of the concert posters were gone from the window, there was a big motorcycle parked on the sidewalk, and the building was for lease. Maybe I’ll go back in five more weeks to see it again…

Amarillo, Texas
photographed 10.9.2021

Lunch Cook

Lately I’ve been feeling like I want to photograph people. This is surprising because it goes against every single thing I thought I knew about my photographic self. Yet, here we are.

Amarillo, Texas
photographed 10.9.2021

“Nearly” is long enough

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Those too-short curtains reminded me of my high school days, standing on the beige ottoman in the den while my mother pinned the hems in my dresses. It was the 1970s, so of course she never pinned them short enough to suit me. But I was resourceful, and predictably devious, and would always offer to sew the hems. At that point, it was just a matter of moving the pins up a inch* before I started sewing.

Amarillo, Texas
photographed 5.29.2016

*At least.

A mostly permanent situation

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This sign gave me the impression the lot was more or less always for sale.

Amarillo, Texas
photographed 5.29.2016

Coffee Along Route 66

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The sign on the door said “Open Tuesday.” It wasn’t clear if it referred to the upcoming Tuesday or a long-ago one.

I have my suspicions.

Amarillo, Texas
photographed 5.29.2016

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