Good Bones

I first heard this phrase “good bones” on the granddaddy of all TV renovation shows called This Old House.

The show has gone through a number of hosts and presenters but the real stars of the show are the tradesmen.

The roles of carpenters, plumbers, and landscapers are the real New Englanders that you’d be glad to see on your own job site.

My favorite cast member is Norm Abram. His art and craft are as strong as any artist that I’ve ever met. The icing on the cake is his Yankee thrift. No materials are wasted and no efforts are duplicated.

This portrait was from a late September session in Birmingham, Alabama. The minute I walked into this fixer-upper, I could see a lot of new bones grafted on to the good old bones.

You can draw your own conclusion about my subject’s solid frame.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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