If you were here yesterday, you already know that my friend Al and I are taking an online photography class together this year. Our discussions of diptychs for class led us to recall a rain-soaked couple of days in Los Angeles, when we were attending a weekend workshop at the Los Angeles Center for Photography. And that led – as these things sometime do – to the idea that we should collaborate on a diptych.
That’s me in Al’s photo on the left. It looks like I can barely believe what I am seeing, and added to that is the fact that my hair is really wet from all the rain we’d been in.
But wait: there’s more. Just when I thought we were done with diptychs. Al suggested that we look further at our archives and pick images from the same day/different year and pair them up. So….tomorrow you can see the first effort at that project. Unless these wigs have frightened you to the extent you will never return.
Los Angeles, California
In the 1960s, someone thought Lubbock was just the place for an amusement park, so they built one. It was called Rimrock City, and it had staged shoot-outs, a restaurant, a miniature golf course, a zoo, and some other attractions.
It’s been gone for years, although the concrete curbs from the golf course are still there, as are the frames on that ridge that used to hold the letters spelling out RIMROCK CITY. But this is what bothers me about it – was there really not a space before the word “city”? Or did the sign actually say RIMROCKCITY? I sure wish I could remember…
The other Saturday morning, I headed out with the idea that I’d go to a Corvette show that I’d seen advertised. (One of my photography goals for the year is to push myself to photograph things I’d normally overlook, or flat-out ignore.) But it was a foggy morning, so before I went to see the Corvettes, I decided to visit the Dunbar Historical Lake Park. And while I was there, I walked out on the spillway to see what that looked like. And guess what? It looked a whole lot like this.