Banner photo of Larry Eugene Meredith, Patrick Flynn and Ronald Tipton, 2016.

The good times are memories
In the drinking of elder men...

-- Larry E.
Time II

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Tilt Your Head to the Side, Please





In adding the year-appropriate photo to some of these posts of early work brings back a pet peeve. The photographers taking school pictures insisting The Kid tilt his head to the left or right. Unlike many of his classmates, he could never get an official snapshot full face. (I wonder if he had been arrested and a mugshot made if it would have been tilt-faced?)




What caused this prejudicial phenomena? Nearsightedness was the culprit. From his early teens The Kid's beautiful blue eyes were inprisoned behind circular bars of plastic called eyeglasses. The lens, if staring straight at the birdie, would reflect the lights and in the opinion of the photographer ruin the shot.



Before it was discovered The Kid couldn't read the blackboard from the rear desks (pupils were often seated by height and he was tall for his time), he could get that glorious full-face treatment.

2 comments:

Larry, aka The Kid & The Old Goat said...

This is a test

Ron Tipton said...

Your pictures are a great addition to your blog. Keep up the good work.