Polaroids: Past Shoots

My good friend and former assistant, Mark Peery pulled this Polaroid from his archive (old 120 film box, they give you processed film back in). We shot the lovely Joyce Dewitt (Janet on Three's Company) for People Magazine on Mark's birthday and she wished him well and signed the Polaroid for him. 

She was one of the nicest most gracious celeb's I have ever shot. I ran into her lately and she remembered me and the shoot fondly, giving me a big hug.  

Five (Black and White) Photos in Five Days: From the Archives

Day #2: Before Surgery.

Randall had an extremely rare disorder called Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome, also known as MPS, type 6. (I think. It's been years, and it might not be the disease.) This shot was from pre-surgery (one of many) at NYU medical center. It marked my first time in NYC, where I traveled specifically to document Randall and his family and this surgery. It's a touching and tense moment between mother and son.

Randall and mother just before surgery, NYU Medical Center, 1988-89.

Thanks for the nomination, Graham Howe. I accept.

Day #1: No More Coverups. This first is from a Freedom of Choice Act rally in Columbia, Missouri. I covered this as a graduate student at Mizzou. For this series, I'm going to post only images shot on film (no digital), and all from the archives of my photojournalism days. 

B&W challenge. Should you accept, post one B&W image each day for the next 5 days, challenging another friend to do same. I nominate, Raffaella Zurlo. 

©Eric O'Connell, 1992. Columbia, Missouri