Friday, July 04, 2008


I was riding on the 6 train on the way to teach my continuing education class at Hunter. My laptop case was filled by a hard drive, so I was carrying two photography books under my arm: Robert Frank: The Americans and Garry Winogrand: The Animals.

Two women got on the train, standing a few feet away. They were talking, then one looked down at my books and turned her head to see better. She tapped her friend on the arm, and pointed at the book. Her friend looked, smiled, and nodded.

Ah, photography fans, I thought. They know Winogrand, or Frank. I didn't really want to start a conversation, so I just kept looking ahead.

When I got off the train, I looked down at the books and realized that the side of the book they had seen was the back of "The Animals" -- which is a photo of two lions mating.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Lol...None of this would've happened if you just listened to me, and took the teal bag!