Sunday, September 28, 2008

Library and Arizona Highways



So these are some pictures i took at the library a few weeks back. They show why i'm "that quiet kid who's always in the library"




This is the in-house Steinbeck collection. They have like 18 of his books. I've read them all but its still a pretty good collection. By the way if you didn't know i love John Steinbeck; if you havent read one of his books your life is devoid of meaning.






And this is the best part of the library. This is a collection of every issue of Arizona Highways ever produced from 1939 to today. It is awesome. 69 years. Thats 820 magazines. So i basically sit upstairs at the table by this rack, put on some chopin or something and then look at pictures. Its awesome. There are all of grandpa's pictures in here of course so those are the ones i look for. I was looking through an issue when i saw a picture. here it is;

I gasped out loud. I couldn't believe it! it was almost disturbing. Oh wait you don't know why eh? I was so suprised because this picture was saved on my computer at the house;

This is a picture i took in julyish this year. the one above it is one grandpa davis had published in Arizona highways in 1978 i think.

The picture is almost identicle it was awesome. I think it s really exciting that i do photography like grandpa. and the coolest part is that we have the same style. i mean we have fairly similar pictures becasue of where we live and stuff but we both approach the same subject very similarly. i can see a picture of his in the magazine and recognize it as his out of ten others not by him. its becuase its the picture i would take. i visited grandpa this weekend and told him about this and he said "i guess talent just runs in the family" or something funny like that. i hope you get better grandpa!

7 comments:

Rylee said...

That is really cool Race! When are you going to submit a picture of your own??

Rylee said...

Oh and I'm reading The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (Oprah Book Club Selection). I think you would like it. Its the author's first book, but he is already being compared to Steinbeck. You can borrow it after I get done if you want.

Kates said...

I think you should write up an article about those 2 pictures and submit them to AZ highway! That is really cool.

Mamma Martin said...

What a great tribute to your Grandpa, Race. You will be the next Davis to be publised in Arizona Highways--you could write the articles, too!!

Kathleen said...

You had a goal to submit a picture!!!! GET ON IT BUD! Grandpa could die a happy man:)! JK he's not going to die but it would make him very happy/proud/etc.!

Chelsee said...

That is so cool. I love your pictures. you need to submit one.

The Stoners said...

So cool that you love to do what Grandpa did! The pics are awesome!