Wednesday, July 1, 2009
My grandfather keeps this in the neat top drawer of a small dresser in his bedroom. The phone sits on it, with a pad of paper and a pen. He keeps track of most everything. I recently found a stack of black and white negatives he shot of the corn plants in the backyard of his childhood home, a few blocks from here. Maybe 20 negatives. None of them are in focus, because they're all taken from a couple of inches away. Each photo he took of a person is the only one like it, but they're sharp.
This is the only self-portrait I've ever seen of him. It's very accurate.