In 1969 I walked up the quite steep, 18% grade, Sycamore Street Hill in the inner city of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
My self imposed project was to document the residents available from street level. This young boy, about 8 years old, poked his head out the window to say hi to the passing photographer. I was young, 19 then, and white, a bit out of place in a predominately black neighborhood. As most of the residents I met were friendly, it was a nice task, even the prostitutes got into the fun, as it was mid day and things were quiet.
Later I used this same hill as a training ride for my bicycle race fitness, as it is nearly one mile, 1.6 kilometer, long.
In those days I was using a Nikon F, sans camera meter, but with a handheld Weston Master V, and a 50mm F2.0 Nikkor, with Kodak 135mm PLUS X black and white film, which we reloaded these cassettes ourselves, to save costs by buying in 100 foot lengths..
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I love this one! You've really captured the wonder, trust and friendly spontaneity that children have at this age!
Nice frame and textures.
great quality in this photo.....clear and crisp mono....
as more time passes I am still amazed in the power of Black & White. back then it was convenient and cheap. now it is drama, once removed from reality, and art in its presentation. who knew?
Awwww so cute.
Great capture. I also love that you included the story behind the photograph. Not enough people seem to take the time to do that and I often find myself wondering about the story behind them
great capture, expression of excitment and fun on kids face is really great, and beautiful textures in the old building!