How I got the picture Back

Jan 13, 2013

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Sometimes the moment creates the idea.  The evening light in Joshua Tree always makes for a scramble to come up with something … fast.


"Do you ever throw your baby?” - Ya gotta ask.  I don’t remember the response but we found a scary looking drop between rocks and took this shot.


The editors were horrified and I believe that I am still a scoundrel in the eyes of many at that company.  Somehow the photo was used and a firestorm of angry letters followed.  The shot faded away, only to be used once, it resurfaced years later in a goofy, online Photoshop and bad parenting debate.