Black and White in the West Austin Studio. Just for fun.

©2003 Kirk Tuck.

I had just finished a long day and evening photographing food for a restaurant in the downtown area. I wheeled my gear out the back door of the restaurant and packed my car. I went back in to say, "goodbye." The restaurant was in a U shaped building that was filled with restaurants and bars; the central courtyard area was a popular venue for local bands. I went down to see who was playing and saw "Anna" in the crowd in front of the stage. 

During a break in the music I approached "Anna" and her boyfriend and introduced myself. I gave them my card and told them I would like to photograph "Anna" some time. Why? Just because I thought she was beautiful.

A week or two later I heard from them and we arranged a session in my studio. I was shooting with a Rolleiflex SL 6008i at the time. That, and a 150mm Schneider lens. It was a quick shoot. Five or six 12 exposure rolls of black and white film and a few rolls of color negative. We all shook hands and, they left. A brief and singular intersection that led to some good prints for me. 

I was so fearless then. Has the world changed or is it me?

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1 comment:

Wolfgang Lonien said...

Wonderful. Those tones...