Does pride breed success or is it the success that breeds pride? Is this a cart before the horse issue or chicken before the egg?Back in the 1980s, I went to art school, and I along with all of the other illustration majors were required to take a minor course in photography. We had to shoot the photos as well as process the negatives and make prints. I don’t recall what the particulars of the class assignments were although I can tell from looking at the negatives which were the assignments and which ones were shot just to finish off a roll. The shots to finish a roll are a lot more interesting. While my fellow students mostly resided and shot their photographs in the vibrant metropolis of Philadelphia, I lived and did most of my shooting in and around the staid and solid small town of Westville, New Jersey.
The above is a shot of the sign in front of Gateway Regional High School in nearby Woodbury Heights, New Jersey. some of the names may be familiar to the folks who frequent the Westville and Gloucester City boards on Facebook, but I took this picture because my brother was in the production of Our Town listed at the top of the sign. The year was 1982.