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Down at the Sweetheart Rink

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art / friendship / fun / images / LONG / photography / vintage

When Bill Yates was given a Kodak Brownie camera at the age of ten, it was the start of a lifetime of pictures. Artist’s Statement: I happened upon an old wooden structure built in the 1930’s in the Six Mile Creek area of rural southern Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL. The sign on the building read “Sweetheart Roller Skating.” The owner was just driving up. “Mind if I shoot some pics?” I asked. “Sure, but if […]

Make It Fast

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friendship / life / stories / words

‘Make it fast’ I said to the nurse as she was unwinding the bandages on my right hand. About a week ago I had gone drinking with a couple of buddies and the night had been kind of crazy. It all started innocently enough with sushi at some new hotspot in town; the sake had flowed generously and our conversation was getting more excited. This tends to happen with us. Now that we all have […]

Strong is the New Pretty

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beauty / family / friendship / humanity / images / inspiration / life / photography / women

“I wanted to show the beauty, uniqueness and strength of my girls and their friends as they truly are: messy hair, dirty faces, angry, joyous — whatever it was, I wanted to capture it.” Photographer Kate T. Parker has been photographing her daughters and their girlfriends in a series called Strong is the New Pretty.  Wanting to send out the message that girls can be whatever they want to be, she has been documenting them being […]