Scans From My Past

Going out and seeing things I want to shoot and having no camera to work with is killing me! I’m not going to last weeks without my camera. Not. Going. To. Make. It. Sigh.

This is a scan of a polaroid from a photo shoot for Fortune Magazine. I think it was 1994. I’m in a courtyard behind my building next to the phone company’s punch down block and that’s either a phone company worker or just some guy who was doing some other form of work, I forget!

That was a fun shoot though. While I was always very grateful for them, they were good for business, getting my picture taken was a tedious process. Hours of hair and make-up and stylists, which isn’t as fun as it looks on America’s Next Top Model, it’s difficult to read or do anything, so you have to just sit there. Then hours of shooting. The whole process often took an entire day. Again, I am VERY grateful for all the work people put into these pictures and the articles about Echo, don’t get me wrong, but honestly, I don’t know how models do it. This was fun because I did my own hair and make-up (I think, unless I’m remembering wrong) and that was one of my dresses, and it went a lot faster.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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4 thoughts on “Scans From My Past

  1. You’re gorgeous! (But we all knew that already.)

    Sorry about the camera and I hope it doesn’t really take that long to get fixed–where am I going to get my daily fix of NYC pics??

  2. Ugh. I want my camera back!! (Sob.) (Also, that picture is 16 years old. I don’t look like that anymore.)

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