Saturday morning started with a BANG! Literally. A big boom of thunder beat my alarm clock by about 1 minute. 5:59am. I was due over at Miami Meadows Park by 7am to help photograph the Clermont County March for Babies event. What a beautiful day for a walk.
Fortunately, after the storm wore itself out, the skies stayed dry through the actual event; though it was pretty darn cold. Even with the dreary weather, walk participants and supporters showed up in droves.
I photographed alongside a local sports photographer that has some personal ties to the cause. Upon meeting him face-to-face, I realized that this was not my first time meeting him.
From the Summer of ’98 to the Summer of ’99, I worked as a front desk/lab tech at a Motophoto franchise. I was the only employee, working very closely with someone that turned out to be one of my all-time favorite bosses. And being a small, family-owned shop, we had many loyal and frequent customers. One of them being David Miller, of Photos by David Miller. I remember certain people, and he was a memorable one. He shot mainly sports/team photos that we processed for him. With his non-sports photos, he preferred black & white photographs with a sepia tone to them. Being that this was during the film-era (hah!) you had to create those hues in camera, with film and with processing; not in [enter digital processing program here.] He wanted a certain look and my boss accomplished that look for him. I tried. I wasn’t as successful.
So anyway, jump 13 years forward, and here we are working side by side. I love those Small World moments. And I really love it when I realize that my memory does still work on occasion!