Cirque Berserk tent, Los Angeles State Historic Park, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Nikon D810 DSLR, AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D, exposure: f/10.0, 1/30 sec, ISO 64, WB: Auto, exposure program: Manual, shutter: Mup mode, Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote, Induro Stealth CLT203 carbon fiber tripod, Induro PHQ1 Panhead, capture date and time: 4/30/2018, post processing: High Dynamic Range
An old wooden barrel, pedestal for a bouquet of daisies, next to an out-of-order MiniBall machine; these are the things I live for.
Nikon D810 DSLR, AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 sec, ISO 64, WB: Auto, Exposure program: Manual, shutter: M-up mode, Vello RS-N1II wired remote switch RS, Induro Stealth CLT203 carbon fiber tripod, Induro PHQ1 Panhead, capture date and time: 5/04/2018, 7:47 pm.
I can no longer remember the name of the One Man Band. In the early 90s, he was a fixture on the boardwalk at Venice Beach and that’s where I first talked to him. He played bass and bass drum with his feet, His right hand was his mike stand, his right arm performed lightning fast cymbal crashes, left hand played sax and left elbow triggered the snare drum (visible behind his right shoulder)…and he had da funk!
He disappeared for a while, then showed up at Bally’s gym in North Hollywood, a LA musician’s hang/workout place. When I asked him about his absence, he told me someone who caught his act on the boardwalk, booked him on the Tonight Show, then gave him a one year nightclub booking in Japan. When he returned, he bought a van and that was where he was living.
My next encounter with the One Man Band was when we we both wound up in the same piano class at LA Valley College. The photo above was in 1994. That was the last time I saw him.
Nikon N6006 SLR, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens, Kodachrome 64 Professional color transparency film, exposure not recorded, handheld, scanned on Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software