5. Gary with his sword, 1976
This photo was featured on the November 2016 cover of The Sun magazine. It’s one of my favorites. Gary and his friends often followed me around camp, pestering to take their pictures—and I often did. When I saw him running around with his plastic sword skillfully tied with a cloth ribbon scabbard, he didn’t have to ask. I found a suitable background with good light and Gary stood at attention all the while I set up my tripod. I stood with my face just above the camera and asked him to look me in the eyes. He hadn’t moved anything but his eyes the entire time. A good soldier!
His pacifist hippie mom, Barbara, hated the photo and wanted to kill me. “My son’s not a violent war monger!” Right, your son is a lively, imaginative, energetic boy—a very cool kid. Fortunately for me, Barbara had signed a model release covering herself and her son. After a while, I heard no more complaints from mom.
Archival 19 x 12.875-inch inkjet photos printed on 22 x 17-inch Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta—a pure100% Cotton Fine Art paper, acid and lignin-free, with the classic look of analog darkroom prints. Each photograph is spray-coated to meet the most exacting archival requirements—sealing the print surface and protecting the photo from dirt, fingerprints, moisture, fading, airborne contamination, and ozone damage.
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