Train station photo
Update: scroll down to see the same spot 25 years later.
I was cleaning out our storeroom and found this photo on a box under a shelf. It’s about 3 x 5 inches, scratched and it smells like it’s been in a basement under a box for a decade or so. The memory is equally imperfect.
I took this photo in Johnson City, Tennessee in about 1981, using an antique Contax 35mm camera and Tri-X. The train station looked like it hadn’t changed since when that camera was new. The ground was oily, the boarding deck made of heavy planks on even heavier beams. I was skulking around the city with the old German camera trying to be some kind of art photographer.
If you like the picture, feel free to grab it. Just right-click on it to open a context menu, and select “save image as”
UPDATE: 14 June, 2006
Check out this photo sent in by Justin Hoilman of Johnson City:
How cool is THAT!!!” The same spot, 25 years later! I especially like having a person in the picture, walking on the tracks – an element of mystery. Thanks for sending it, Justin!