Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
by Skip Cohen
It's Throwback Thursday, and I'm covering a lot of ground and years, all built on a foundation of humor. So, from Portland to Sedona and 1978 to 2005, Mark Twain's quote above couldn't be more appropriate!
In 1978 Mike Ryerson captured the image on the right. It's a shot of Bud Clark, who later became mayor of Portland, Oregon. "By 1984, the year Clark was elected mayor, Ryerson had sold more than 250,000 posters, with profits supporting The Northwest Neighbor." (From Wikipedia) It remains one of my favorite posters/photographs.
The concept came back in 2005 when Bob Coates went to work photographing a calendar featuring Sedona artists. The image above was the cover shot for the Sedona "Naked Calendar." And the composite below is proof of Bob's ability to walk the talk!
Whether you share throwback images on your blog, or enjoy them for yourself, take the time to hunt down some memory-makers. None of us can change the challenges created by the pandemic, but a fun look in your rearview mirror just might be the perfect way to start the day.
And as far as a sense of humor being a blessing, so is having buddies like Bob!
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.