Flash From The Past: May 16, 2003

John Gress

I drew my inspiration for this shot from a photo I saw in National Geographic. Of course I didn’t execute this type of photo as well as I did 4 years later when I shot blackface performer Shirley Q. Liquor. In 2007 I had lenses that could let in 4x more light than the lenses I had in 2003, allowing me to make much sharper photos in low light.

John Gress
Juan Anguiano lights a cigarette while playing pool with his fried Rodrigo Martinez at the Night Hawk Tavern on North Interstate Ave., in Portland, Ore., Friday, May 16, 2003. COPYRIGHT 2003 JOHN GRESS

 

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