You Can't Catch Me-Touchdown! 1982
When University of Arizona’s Brad Anderson's foot touches the ground it’s a 65 yard touchdown, he’s looking back at USC’s Darrel Hopper who could not catch him, November 13th 1982 at Arizona Stadium. Anderson went on to play two seasons in the NFL with the Chicago Bears and was with the team that won Super Bowl XX in 1985. Captured with a Nikon Camera with a Nikkor 180mm 2.8 lens on Kodak 35mm Tri-X Film. The ironic story about this image is that I did not have a press pass for the game so I was sitting in the student bleachers at the end of the field. My camera did not have a motor drive or auto focus back then so I was only able to shoot two photos of this touchdown run. The image before this one he was at the 50 yard line, so for this frame I focused the lens on the goal line and clicked the camera once from my seat when he hit that plane of focus, the rest was all up to Brad Anderson.
Cruising Speedway 1984
Jim Lumia cruises Speedway Boulevard in his primer gray 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop. Notice all the louvers in the hood. This is Jim at the age of 21 years old and he has been a long time car enthusiast. Thats me in there as well at the age of 21 I had to start and stop the Nikon F3 Camera and fire off the Vivitar 283 Flash to light our faces. Shot on Kodak Tri-X Film. Tucson Arizona October, 1984.
Football Coach "The Plan_ 1982
Bill McQueary comes up with a plan for University of Pacific Players, Greg Pacos (#73), Jim Hearn (#55), Robert Zolg (#69), Cary Smith (#75) and Jeff Carter (#61). October 23rd 1982.
Huns Motorcycle Gang Mooning 1984
About 100 members of the Hun’s Motorcycle gang drop their pants as part of their annual Labor Day Party at the Prison Camp on Mount Lemmon. I think I remember them dedicating the pose to Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, if you look really closely you might notice the letters WW and PP.
These University of Arizona students came out and played a game of old fashioned mud football after heavy rains drenched Southern Arizona, this was the start of the Flood of 1983 which happened the next day. Pictured from Left to Right, Martin Suarez, Aaron Charles, Hal Faber, Jane Nobel, Jeff Macklin, Stacy Smith, James Mahaffey and Ed Kromer. September 31st 1983.
Clifton Flood 1983
Residents of Clifton Arizona trudge down Highway US 66. The San Francisco river overflowed its banks into South Clifton the day before destroying 700 homes. The flood of 1983 killed 14 residents in Southern Arizona. October 2nd 1983.
Car Accident 1982
Members of Tucson Fire Department extract an injured woman from her crunched Chevrolet Chevette at the intersection of Campbell and 6th Street. Captured with a Nikon Camera on Kodak 35mm Tri-X Film.
Dorothy Rape Victim
Dorothy an 81 year old Armory Park resident recounts the night she was raped in her home in downtown Tucson, Arizona. She said I could photograph her but only in silhouette so that people would not know it was her. Captured with a Nikon Camera on Kodak 35mm Tri-X Film.
Cananea Mexico Smelter
A worker in a fire protective suit takes samples of molten copper at the Cananea, Copper Smelter in Mexico. The Smelter at the time was operated by owned by Grupo Mexico SA de CV. I was working on a story about cross border pollution with Arizona Congressman James McNulty. Captured with a Nikon Camera on Kodak 35mm Tri-X Film.
Fargo Cowboy Cigarette 1982
Local Cattle Wrangler/ Movie Star, Fargo Grant smokes a hand rolled cigarette in Tucson Arizona.. Captured with a Nikon Camera with a Nikkor 180mm lens on Kodak 35mm Tri-X Film.
Speedway Motorcycle Accident 1983
David and brother Tony Fynan are injured in a motorcycle accident after running a red light at Speedway Blvd and Alvernon. October 7th 1983.
U of A vrs UCLA Football Mascots 1983
During halftime, University of Arizona Team mascot, Tom Doyle (Wilbur the Wildcat) shares a box of Cracker Jack and some interesting conversation with UCLA’s Rene Roski (Josephine the Bruin). October 1st 1983. Captured with a Nikon Camera with a 20mm Nikkor lens on Kodak 35mm Tri-X Film, this must have been a day game.
Search for the Phantom of the Hills 1983
Eastside Home Under Siege, this story was about a house on the far east side of Tucson which was being hit by rocks from an unknown intruder or entity. Every window of the Berkbiglers house was broken out over a few months but nobody could catch the Phantom of the Hills, a Poltergeist paranormal investigator was at the house this night with this group of family friends who showed up ready for battle with heavy padded jackets sparkle helmets and weapons. No one was ever arrested or caught. Nobody knows what the real story was, as far as I know.
Louis Carlos Bernal at Pima College 1984
This is a shot of my friend Lou Bernal that he wanted me to shoot for a story in the Arizona Daily Star newspaper. He wanted me to shoot a photo of him even though I worked for the Tucson Citizen so that he could give them the photo he liked the best. The story was about him being selected as one of the official photographers for the Olympics in Los Angeles. I shot this image on his Leica M4 Camera and he wanted a camera to hang around his neck so he took my Nikon F3. This roll of film is in his archive at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson so I will have to see if I can get that back to make a full frame scan.
Esmeralda Highwire Performer 1982
Esmeralda was a circus performer at the Shiner Circus she is doing her pre-act stretches and was working on her make up when I photographed her backstage in her dressing room at Tucson Community Center. Captured with a Nikon Camera with a 20mm Nikkor lens on Kodak 35mm Tri-X Film.
Circus Cowboy 1982
“Nobody Dreams of Being a Circus Cowboy” I had a conversation with this guy he was from New Jersey and we were talking about the west, I wish I had saved the notes on him. You can see it in his eyes, he dreamed of being a real cowboy perhaps he became one later in life? Captured with a Nikon Camera on Kodak 35mm Tri-X Film.
Frank Jarvis Atwood in Handcuffs 1984
Frank Jarvis Atwood appears in court shortly after being arrested in connection with the disappearance of Vicky Lynn Hoskinson. Months later Atwood was convicted of Kidnapping and Murdering Vicky Lynn and has been on Death Row at Arizona’s Florence Prison. Its kind of ironic that there is a calendar in the background of this image while the Pima County Sheriffs Deputies place him in Handcuffs. Twenty seven years on death row. Captured with a Nikon Camera with a 180mm Nikkor lens on Kodak 35mm Tri-X Film, this must have been a day game.
Father Waiting 1984
Ron Hoskinson is waiting inside Homer Davis Elementary School for news about his daughter, Vicky Lynn Hoskinsons disappearance. Police investigators had set up a makeshift command post inside the school the night she vanished, one of Vicky’s cousins sits in the chair, the dress on the wall was made by her mother and matched the one she was wearing when she vanished while riding her pink bicycle to mail a letter. Her 8 X 10 school photo, with her big beaming smile has also been posted on the wall. I did not remember taking this photograph until going through my negatives years later. There is so many little details in this photo and like the shot of Frank Atwood above there is a clock on the wall that says Vicky had been missing for more than 5 hours at the time I shot this photo. We were all waiting for her to walk in the door and the story to be over. She was never seen again.
Available as an archival print, printed on 17 by 22 inch Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper. I have scanned the actual whole piece of film, which includes the frame numbers, film type code, brand and you can even see where the camera sprockets pulled on the film. With sprocket holes the image area measures 16 high by 17 inches wide (almost square format). Has a 1/2 inch white border at the top and bottom of the image. These can also be custom ordered without the film sprocket holes as a 14 by 21 inch print.