The year the image was captured is 1936, but pay attention - the image really came to life in 1992. Look closely at the image and you'll see every face is the same!
It was my Dad's 70th birthday and we were planning a big party. We had some fun with his invitation talking about how he's always been our "one man band." I was with Hasselblad at the time and Rudy Guttosch was our "Electronic Imaging Manager," which is kind of funny, because Hasselblad didn't really have much of a product line. Today Rudy is Vice - President of Foveon.
At the time, nobody in the office new much about Photoshop, except Rudy. He worked on the image for us and it became a family classic. Dad never stopped laughing when he'd look at the image. He's the trumpet player in the middle with the v-neck sweater vest.
Throwback Thursday for me is a fun time to share old stories about the industry and images, but for you as a professional photographer, it's the perfect time to remind your readers of the value of old images. Use throwback images to remind your target audience the clock is ticking, and their memories need to be captured, so they can be savored later on!
Happy Throwback Thursday!
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