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The Old Guy … Looking Around In Black & White #29 …

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Generation After Generation Called This home

Generation After Generation Once Called This Quiet Place home … Jamestown, Kentucky

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The Old Guy … I Never Would Have Thought …

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Back in 86′ I purchased from a mall shop in Bowling Green Kentucky, one pair of black plastic framed glasses that had bushy black eyebrows, large plastic nose and generous black mustache. The aforementioned glasses were not a necessary purchase but a desired one.

The mustache glasses didn’t really come into play until 1996 when I lived in Fredericksburg Virginia but worked fifty miles south in Hanover. That small stop was, for the most point, considered North Richmond Virginia. Each day, I road the heaviest traveled Interstate (I-95) on the East Coast to or from work. It was nerve wracking to say the least and most of the time barring car fires, speed traps and multi-vehicle-pile-ups … boring.

I decided for the drive home to wear the mustache glasses. I was interested in the bumper to bumper sixty-five plus miles per hour reactions by all the other driver/passengers. I was sorely disappointed. No one noticed. I was passed by three hundred cars going over the speed limit … and no one noticed. Talk about an object failure.

celebration-16In 2005 I bought my first digital camera and during the late night hours did a series of Selfies wearing my mustache glasses before I even knew what a Selfie was. I was doing a series of postcards and every eighth card was a Selfie Political Campaign Card.

The first Selfie I made was warning campaign sign stealers/defacers. I also used it for a screen saver on my work computer. The screen saver worked quite well though the campaign sign protector part sort of worked.

The next card was a political speech revisement/apology card saying I remember saying all those words but I don’t remember them arranged in that particular order”.

There were quite a few of the 2005 Selfies. On a note of interest, several of these photographs were printed in a German Magazine.

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Revision/Apology Political Card “I don’t remember … “

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To The Press … Sorry No Answers Available

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The Next time I indulged in a Selfie was 2012 when I published a book featuring myself standing or sitting in front of selected common everyday places all over Jamestown and Russell Springs. The mustache glasses were used to demonstrate “The Acme Look Inconspicuous In A Crowd Disguise Kit #14”. It was only used in one photograph of the book.

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The Acme Look Inconspicuous In A Crowd Disguise Kit #14″

To this day … it still rankles my innards when I think about the original I-95 experiment with the mustache glasses. Fifty some odd miles of horrendous bumper-t0-bumper traffic and no one noticed. No One Noticed! I have often wondered was it driver apathy or big city fear that influenced the cold non-reactions? Did people actually notice and suspected I had a shotgun or pistol in my lap waiting for an excuse to explode into a full fledged Road Rage incident? Twenty-three years later and the whole thing still gets me right in the neck. I never would have thought …

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The Old Guy … Images of Russell County Kentucky … #37

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Biscuit & Gravy Time … Eli Country Store, Russell County, Kentucky

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The Old Guy … Looking Around In Black & White #28 …

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Main Street Concrete Plant ... Russell Springs, Kentucky

Main Street Concrete Plant … Russell Springs, Kentucky

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The Old Guy … Images of Russell County Kentucky … #36

The Old Guy Getting Ready For Another Day ...

The Old Guy Getting Ready For Another Day …

 

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The Old Guy … Looking Around In Black & White #27 …

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Burger Time ... Jamestown, Kentucky

Burger Time … Jamestown, Kentucky

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The Old Guy … Images of Russell County Kentucky … #35

Majestic Oak ... Russell County

Majestic Oak … Russell County

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