11am at the Bowling Club and Cafe – Blanco, Texas
A long time ago, I was a freelance photographer for The Austin Chronicle. They'd send me off to get portraits, band photos, and occasionally a photo editorial. While shooting a story on the Texas hill country, I was in Blanco with the goal of taking a portrait of the pin setter for the old bowling alley that's in the back of a cafe. When I walked back there, it turned out to be bar with a small bowling alley, dark and only occupied by a handful of older men. I approached this table of men and asked if I could take some photos- they agreed and then promptly ignored me-- which, as a photojournalist, is a dream come true! Nothing is better than catching a candid moment, especially one that tells a story. Since I took this photo and it's been seen by many over the years, I found out from a woman living in Blanco that these men were, and some still are, ranchers in the area. I always loved that they were in the back bar area at 11am in the morning.
Camera used: Holga
Film: Tmax 400 – 120 roll film
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