In another life, I was a photographer. Recently I went through some of my old photographs, primarily taken during the late 1980s-early 1990s in Washington DC, Texas, France, and in various locations when traveling the US. I thought I might post some of these from time to time. I was very influenced by old school photographers such as Robert Frank, Walker Evans, Garry Winogrand, Diane Arbus, and Lee Friedlander. I also loved the look of grainy, blurred, contrasty film, and played a lot with "blind" shots and slow shutter speed and fill-in flash. The surrealism of the American landscape and public events really fascinated me at the time. I shot these photos with a Canon AE-1 on negative film, which I processed myself and subsequently printed, all using classic "wet" darkroom techniques. These are scans from 35 mm slides documenting 16 x 20 black and white silver prints.