auto racing

Throwback Thursday

OpenWheelSammy

 

I see the Throwback Thursday posts on Facebook and Twitter and thought I would try one of my own.  This was my first ever photo published in a national magazine.  It appeared in the June 1993 issue of Open Wheel magazine.  It hit the newsstands in May while I was still in college at Western Illinois.  At the time I didn’t know that much about sprint car racing but my friend Shawn Sullivan was there to teach me everything I needed to know.  It amazes me to think about how much different this process was compared to digital photography of today.  I took this photo on black and white film which I developed and printed myself in smelly chemicals.  I then snail-mailed 8×10 prints off to the magazine where they were stored until one fit their needs.  Now you can have a photo on the internet within seconds of taking it.

Let me know what you think of Throwback Thursday.  Should I do more of them?

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