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Still Spying on Memories

October's Print of the Month (or thereabouts) is the latest of my reprints of very old negatives from the Pike Place Market. I'm working on coming up with 20 or so prints in a series I'm calling "Face of the Market" -- emphasizing the people rather than the place. ---------------- "... you are the easiest person to fool." Richard Feynman's quotation on the home page of my website is only one that I have used there that is not by a photographer. My friend Steve emailed me this quotation for my collection (thanks, Steve) and it triggered a memory. A photographer acquaintance had the extreme good fortune to take a weekend workshop with the great Ruth Bernhard. It turned out to be the last on

"Journal of the Plague Year"

Daniel Defoe published, in 1772, his experience in London of the last epidemic of bubonic plague in London in 1665. Defoe was a writer and journalist but his "Journal of the Plague Year" is more like a diary -- his nearly day to day observations of life in London during a very difficult year. I wonder if a diarist somewhere in the United States is doing something like that -- I'm sure not. September's Print of the Month (or thereabouts) is from 2003. I have no idea what distracted this young vendor at the Pike Place Market but she surely wasn't thinking about vegetables. The book that I did on the market a few years back included 300 photographs but they metaphor for the book was a walk t

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