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Through my Dad’s lens

My Dad is an inspiring person. He’s creative, musical, loving, sensitive, optimistic–sometimes to a fault, silly, good-hearted, strong willed and principled, always principled. I’m celebrating him today, not because it’s his birthday and obviously its not Father’s Day but because I can. Because simply…I love him.

Dad driving

My Dad took up photography for a while about the same time he took up furniture building and not long after he’d given up trying to be a drummer in a rock and roll band. He was better at furniture and drumming but his short-lived hobby with the camera left him and the rest of us good visual memories.

He photographed some of his romps around North Carolina in the mid to late 1970s and his transition in to married life with my Mom shortly before 1980 rolls around. These are some of those images that my Dad took with his Minolta in the 1970s, mostly in rural North Carolina. We converted all of these from slides in to digital format and we found some real gems. To me, this is art, maybe you’ll enjoy them as much as I do.

Imagine some of these enlarged.

Dad buies creek house


dad orange truck


dad tobacco field



dad friend quarry


vintage battleship



Annual Old Time Fiddler’s Convention,















I always make a top hat part of my festival wardrobe…






















fiddler mud

Let’s camp here,

fiddler mud2


shoe in tree








Blue Ridge


abandoned house

my Mom and their new puppy…Rosie

rosie puppy


rainy day





Notice the magazine on the couch,

Dad sofa

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6 Responses
  • Betsy Moyer
    September 28, 2015

    I enjoyed these so much Sarah, thanks for sharing.
    Love y’all.

    • Sarah
      September 28, 2015

      Love to you Betsy.

  • Terry Hutchinson
    October 13, 2015

    I’m around your parent’s age and really got a kick out of seeing his photo’s. It was a “blast from the past”!!! Thank you for sharing

    • Sarah
      November 8, 2015

      Glad you enjoyed them Terry

  • Betsy Brooks Russell
    November 6, 2015

    I saw Betsy and thought it was me.

    • Betsy
      November 10, 2015

      Hi Betsy!

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