by Skip Cohen
It's Throwback Thursday, and last week was one of those perfect visits with an old buddy, Jerry Costanzo. Here in Florida on a family vacation, he and Sharon snuck in a couple of days at our house. And, as often happens with old friends, we started talking about how we met.
The friendship goes back to my Hasselblad days and a 30x60 Duratrans lightbox. We needed an image to demonstrate just how big you could blow up a Hasselblad frame in the Photo East booth in 1992. The shot above was at PPA (now IUSA) in 1993.
My good buddy, Terry Deglau, told me he had just the image and a friend, Jerry Costanzo, to help us out. (That's Jerry in the middle shaking hands with Terry.) The best part of this was that we could show people a copy of the original. The picture above and the one in the booth were approximately a 1/2 inch square cropped from the original.
The original was captured with a Hasselblad 503CW, the 250mm Carl Zeiss Sonnar lens on Kodak Portra, color negative film.
Like so many friends we all have in the industry, the relationship kicked off with a photograph! Here we are still loving photography, sharing stories, and having a great time. Technology has changed everything but not anyone's love for imaging or how special an almost thirty-year friendship can be!
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