Sothern Exposure

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    • 11.11.14

      ​Working at the Carwash Blues

      It's 1970, and I work a couple of days a week at a Newport Beach carwash for $1.50 an hour, which keeps me in Banquet TV dinners, Hostess cherry pies, and Kool Kings.

    • 10.27.14

      My Summer at Fantastic Caverns, Missouri's Drive-Through Cave

      It's 1966, and I develop photos of tourists in a leaky darkroom and sell them for a buck each and hope they don't fade before the people drive away.

    • 10.7.14

      Special Ed and the Turkey Factory

      It's 1962, and mother wants me to learn humility. So she takes me away from afternoon cartoons to deliver care packages from the church to families experiencing hardship.

    • 9.23.14

      My First Time in the Drunk Tank

      I remember a bottle of Bacardi rum, going to a party, stripping naked, following my stiff wiener, and chasing girls around.

    • 9.9.14

      Look At Me: The Seeds of a New Project

      I figure everyone with a camera takes pictures of homeless people, but homeless people don’t get to shoot the alternate view, so I’m doing it for them.

    • 8.25.14

      Trials and Tribulations of a Portrait Photographer

      In 1978 I was working at a portrait studio in a mall in Orange County and living with my soon-to-be ex-wife. She had given me the green light to sleep around, but I was still miserable.