Every now and then there's a moment in this industry that's just pure joy! Here's the back story...
I've written a lot about good buddy Terry Deglau over the years. Well, going back to around 2003, Terry had some health issues and wasn't going to be driving. He lived in The Villages near Orlando and you could go everywhere on a golf cart. So, the industry chipped in and we bought him a golf cart, but not just any cart. The cart was a scaled down version of a '57 Chevy. Adding to the fun of the day, we all showed up at his house in Florida for the official presentation!
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The best part of the day though was that Terry honestly didn't realize what was going on. My Dad and I got their first and he thought we were just dropping in. I remember Ralph Romaguera showing up at the door and saying he was just driving by and thought he'd say hello. Terry still bought it, even though Ralph lived in New Orleans! I think Denis Reggie rang the bell next, followed by Jane Conner-ziser. More and more people wandered in and Terry finally figured we were there to stay when the food came out!
For those of you relatively new to professional photography, I know it sounds sappy and a little hokey, but this industry really is a family and you couldn't ask for a better example than the photo above. Terry was a driving force for so many artists in the industry. All of us chipping in for a classic golf cart, along with showing up at his house to wish him well is a textbook definition of admiration, respect and oh yeah, love!
So, it's Throwback Thursday - have you gone through your stash of old photographs yet today? Even better, remember to post the images you find on your blog and keep reminding your audience of the importance of photography!
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