Four Friends, Kevin Casto, 1983, Photograph

When I think of this image made in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania back in the Spring of 1983, I first think of the song Bookends by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

Time it was, and what a time it was, it was
A time of innocence, a time of confidences
Long ago, it must be, I have a photograph
Preserve your memories, they’re all that’s left you

Sometimes a photograph can leave you with a joyful memory or regret and loss.  Many times you can wonder about what became of the person frozen in that moment in time.  What would it be like to travel back in time to tell yourself one thing that you know now?  Would it be a good thing…I suppose not.

It’s an interesting thing to interact with a memory that is an image upon your heart.  This image is part of the portfolio I carry around of who I am visually – a self-portrait.  It’s part of a foundational time in my life artistically and spiritually.  Thanks friends for those special days!


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