It's the journey, not the destination Mel Curtis's thoughts on a life in the world of photography

At 17

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At 22

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At 32

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Used Food

Ok, now I have jumped down a rabbit hole and gotten caught in a time sucking journey to the past… The party negs got me thinking about all those folks we knew there. Quite a few of the party images are of George Rehrey. Not sure why. I mean we we’re particularly friends. He was […]

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Hanging Out with Mel

I came across film of you recently and made a mental note to hand off to you. Part of my future plans is to slowly find appropriate homes for my life’s work. Most of my photo friends like you plan to let their kids deal with it. I have no such option. At the moment […]

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A Matter of Time

The passage of time is a funny thing. When you are a child, it seems like it takes forever for Christmas to arrive. And yet as an adult, five years fly by in the blink of an eye. One thing for sure, we never have enough of it. Never enough hours in a day, never […]

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GSOH

Noodling around in my archives of film, I am trying to decide what to trash and what to preserve. I find little ditties like this. It was spring of 1976, in the final days of college at the University of Cincinnati. My best friend  Mark Giambrone and I were about to head out into the world. […]

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What Would I Say to My Younger Self?

What would I say to my younger self? The youthful me image was taken in Athens, Ohio in the Fall of 1982 when I was a grad student. the older me image was last week (by Connie Wellnitz) at Google in Fremont. I would probably tell my younger self to relax…enjoy the ride. It is nothing […]

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Immaculate and Deadpan – Athens, Ohio 1982

John, I hope these arrive safely. I would rather ship prints flat, but with tubes, they are safer and cheaper to ship. this is why I confirmed your snail mail address. I don’t know if you remember this shoot I did at OU in the fall of 1982, but it was a small project I […]

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An Unfinished Dialog

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