I took this picture of a friend of a friend, it was sometime in the early 80’s. She was an actress and needed head shots. She wasn’t happy with the photograph because it came out ever-so-slightly out of focus. Turns out I needed glasses, but I wouldn’t discover that for a couple of more years. I’ll tell you though, looking at this years later, I was okay! Except for that needing glasses thing. And the under-exposing thing. But I remember thinking, “I have to find another way to make a living,” and I was better than I thought. Ah yes, being young and stupid. Those were the days.
I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.View all posts by Stacy Horn →