Inscription on the back reads: 8.30.78, Powell St. Plaza, S.F. (San Francisco)
From left to right we have a dancing (?) guy with his face cropped off, a row of dudes with their heads cropped off, the blonde girl in the flares, the old guy staring into the camera thinking “what are you taking a picture of?”, and the guy entering the scene on the right who is in sharp focus. The energy and dynamics of this image thrill me. Put this one in the dictionary under “snapshot aesthetic.”
A dog named Flash?
If the sunlight wasn’t shining on the chair at bottom right, the blown out by sunlight dog yapping at bottom center might be more of a mystery. I guess the camera didn’t have highlight tone priority. The mother / daughter (?) energy is jovial, I love the colorful shirt — but Dad, try to give Lassie a treat now and then so he won’t bark so much, OK?
These dudes on the left look smashed, and I like the décor. Remind me to attend more rockin’ parties.
Found: Sailor by the side of the road, Nov 1944
I love how the figure is extremely small in the landscape. There is no detail in the face in this print.
This small joshua tree photo is marked 6/29/27 on the back — could that be right? The print is 2 1/4″ by 1 1/2″ (63mm x 40mm image area).
Dogs and coats
This dog photo cracks me up.