I Got Your Note
A long time ago, while wandering around in Illinois, I spotted a vintage MG roadster. It looked like it just rolled out of Barrett-Jackson.
I left a note for the owner asking if I might photograph the car sometime. A week later, the phone rang. “Hello Stephen, this is Ned Bradley. I got your note about my MG.”
Professor Bradley invited me to drop by anytime to photograph his car. I took him up on the offer immediately. However, the man was a much better subject than the machine.
He was a retired teacher, polyglot, art collector, and all-around great guy. We hit it off immediately.
This session in his library was the last of three visits that took place over a four-year period.
I’m glad I left that note.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.