Totally borded with nothing to do? Stop by Edward Jones @ 66 S High St, Dublin to view some delishes photos of berries, peppers, mushroom, etc. Will be hanging around for the months of Aug and Sept.
The 4th has always been a great time for me. I remember sitting on the banks of the Detroit River (late 50’s OMG) watching the fireworks on the river celebrating both Canada Day and our Independence Day. And, over the years I’ve had the experience to have photographed 4th events from all over the US. It’s a time that brings us all together. And when I say all, I mean all from all over the world.
The country we were, and I hope we will be again contained people that opened their doors to you and came from around the globe. I’ve photographed projects that have taken me around the US pre and post 9-11 and wondered what people would be like post. They were the same. Open and honest, giving and forthright. It seems to be the same bell curve with a couple of extremes left and right, but most of us are right in the middle.
So, take a moment to reflect as to where we came from in the past, why we came here and where do we want to be in the future.
I’m hoping that the next time I get to roam around the US I find us to be the same open heartfelt American that I’ve seen in the past.
Have a great 4th and God Bless…
These images represent immigrants sworn in to be American citizens, small town parades, back country and big town celebrations. And, people from around the world visiting Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. And the image of the youths around the Liberty Bell: On every Fourth of July, at 2pm Eastern time, children who are descendants of Declaration signers symbolically tap the Liberty Bell 13 times while bells across the nation also ring 13 times in honor of the patriots from the original 13 states. All images © 2018 Ed Zirkle
Last night the movie Only the Brave opened here in Columbus market. It’s about the Granite Mountain Hotshots stationed in Prescott, AZ. On June 30, 2013, 19 members of the group were killed fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. The movie based on that group and that fateful day is excellent. A good look into what it’s like to be a hotshot and how it affects the family life. I highly recommend this movie.
On September 12, 2013 I was fortunate to be able to tour the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, ID while on my We The People 2013 photo study around the US. They were very gracious and showed me how the system works. They provide one of the largest communication systems in the world. There is the command center, warehouse, jump center and a garden memorial. Quite the experience, very honored to have been there.
One of the very fun things about photojournalism is learning. Today I ‘learned’ how sushi was made, by way of…
Erin Moore is a member of Westerville Special Olympics and her parents are wonderful life long friends, so much for disclosure, and I have had the pleasure of watching Erin grow from a baby into a young adult and light up everyone’s life that she meets.
Mark with Snowfox Sushi that has space at the Kroger, Hamilton Rd and Morse Rd, sees Erin and her parents Sean and Cindy as they shop on a regular basis and have come to know one another. Mark made an offer to show Erin how to make sushi. The rest is history.
So I spent an hour watching Erin learn to make sushi and seeing Mark having a great time showing her.
Remember: Let me win, but if I can not win let me be be brave in the attempt. Take a moment to visit Westerville Special Olympics and National Special Olympics and be brave in your attempt to volunteer and have a great fish tale to tell.
In the late 60’s we lived in Louisville, Ky. Dad was working at appliance park for GE and I had returned from NM where I had attended college at NMMI for a couple of years. I was dating Cathy Thomas at the time and we were going to see a movie downtown. As we turned into the parking lot I stopped to let this young black man walk down the sidewalk, we parked and ran into the young man, oddly familiar , again on the way to the theater. Tall handsome and very solid looking. We had passed Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali.
This was to be the first of a couple of additional meetings with Muhammad Ali.
The most time I had around Muhammad Ali was the week before he fought Chuck Wepner on March 24, 1975. I was with a young sports reporter with the News Journal where we both worked. It was an interesting week watching Ali workout, chat with people and to see him away from the crowds. We saw Larry Holmes knock him down during a sparing round and had a feeling Holmes would be champ one day. Interestingly during one of our days up there everyone had left and Holmes was left behind. Not sure how we got him into my Ford Pinto, but we did and back to his hotel.
In later years I saw him and Veronica Porsche at the Kentucky Derby.
So now I will go back thru the years of negs and slides to find all the images to scan and post.
I will say beyond the lights and hype I met a very kind, gentle and intelligent person.
Family life cycle photography can be a wonderful thing assuming A. you stay friends with the family and B. you live long enough to do the cycle. I’ve know this family before now Grandma and Grandpa got married, did their wedding and all 3 of the girls. Now doing the grand kids. Fun to see everything come full circle and in someways be a part of the family.