Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Welcome to RETRO-Ville at We're Just Sayin'...

and who's to say there isn't something wonderful in being able to look back and see where we 've been. Tonight we offer up a pair of trips down "you can't be SERIOUS!" Memory Lane...

the first.. a wonderful compendium of my images from the 1969 Apollo XI launch.. Armstong/Aldrin/Collins, the first men to actually land on the moon. My assigment (which I asked for so that I wouldn't miss the event...) was to photograph the throngs, and there were thousands upon thousands of people who drove from all over the country to be there. And they arrived in their VW bugs, giant FORD Galaxys, and a myriad of other vehicles, camped on the 'beach' at Titusville and waited for the blast off on the morning of July 16th. At 9:32am, with sun glinting into the eyes of a hundred thousand people, the Saturn V shook the Florida sands and went aloft. The New York TIMES Blog on Photography: LENS has chosen some 19 pictures, and they are featured there this week.

In addition, I heard from Marc Karzen, a TV producer in California, who worked on a film called "On Assignment" shot with Alfred Eisenstadt, Jodi Cobb, and myself, in 1982. Here is the section about me.. dig the hair, dig the glasses, dig the cameras, dig the film (yes FILM!!!)...

I hope what we do today is as interesting in 2049 as this stuff is today. We;re just sayin'....David

5 comments:

Leslie Wong said...

Geez, you mean you don't look like that anymore?

Jay Mather said...

Hey there Dave, I was on that video too.

Iris and David said...

Hey Jay
Great to hear from you again.. yes, it w'ere all of us... I just got the link for my own portion of the show, but if you want yours, get intouch with Marc... ill send you the email if you like.. .
Leslie: I haven't changed a whit!!!

Alfonso Cevola said...

love the hut tub scene. come back to Dallas for a redux...

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed That Video, David
Stay Well

Ted Azriel
Marietta, GA