Friday, November 28, 2008


Something else to be thankful for: My friend Larry Aydlette tells the fascinating story behind this brilliant photograph and many others in a wonderful new post (accompanied by many more stunning images) entitled "The Train Photos of O. Winston Link." Larry’s post will likely inspire you, as it has me, to find out more about Link, as well as order up a poster-sized print of the photo for myself for Christmas. Luxuriate in Link's images and the well-told story of his career right here.

And since we’re on the subject of evocative photography, please do check out Tom Sutpen’s photo essay miniseries "Les grands ballons des Macy’s" at his incomparable blog If Charlie Parker Were a Gunslinger, There’d Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats. Thanks, Tom, for another great collection, and for your Thanksgiving wishes. They are returned tenfold upon you. (And thanks to Robert Fiore for suggesting we all point ourselves toward this superb series.)


Robert Fiore said...

The "Hot Shot Eastbound" photo was recreated in an episode of The Simpsons, the one entitled "Dumbbell Indemnity," where Moe the bartender gets Homer to pull an insurance scam for him, I believe.

TAS said...

Holy toledo. Thanks and thanks abundant for the plug, Dennis. I was surprised (more than usual) at the response that entry got, given that it was a very hasty, last-minute idea.

Again, I hope you and yours had the best Thanksgving there was to be had, and the rest of the holidays play out even better.


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