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    Re: Your Street Photo's

    I like those! Very cool.
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    Re: Your Street Photo's

    Time to post a couple more images.The elderly couple live in a nearby town and have this setup in their yard all the time. Both are in their 90's.

    The second image was from near Greenville SC and...
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    Re: Post your signs

    TVA was one of my largest clients at one time. Bob Collar was their main in-house photographer and a very good photographer too, he was a very good friend. TVA has possession of all of Hine’s...
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    Re: Post your signs

    Been there many times. They used to be one of my clients. Certainly a good place to see artifacts from old Appalachia.

    If you take a look at post 1 & 2 the concrete cross in the ground and the one...
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    Re: Post your signs

    The Indian Chief image dates to the mid 60's in Cherokee NC.
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    More as I locate scans.
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    I'll come back to moonshine another day but wanted to post a few images from the local fair and carnival in 1975. It's nothing like this today.
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    I try to stay out of there because I love ice-cream. I just live 10 minutes from there and eat breakfast at Tommy's next door. Loudon's a sweet little town and will be much better after they rebuild...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    Funny you asked that. The pictures of him with his still was taken about 5 hours before the still house caught fire and everything burned up. Popcorn had two still hands and one was the cousin of the...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    I never saw that but I rarely go to the big city. I lived in Oak Ridge until 1958 and then in West Knoxville until 5 years ago when I moved to the sticks in Lenoir City. I'm looking to move farther...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    More to come.

    The first photo is the last picture I made of him before his death. Popcorn kept his coffin in his bedroom and was obsessed with is death. Strange that he took his own life.
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    A few more.
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    Now that we've had a little preaching lets talk about moonshine. I spent three years photographing the life of the late and questionably great Popcorn Sutton. He was truly a piece of work. Sweet some...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    Thanks Drew, really appreciate your comments. I actually have printed several hundred of my favorite images and have them mounted with archival mats and cases. I wanted a set for myself of my...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    I wanted to point out that only 5 images here were digitally captured. IMO digital is just too clean and perfect. There’s a depth and grit (not grain) with film that just can’t be achieved with...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

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    Thanks for the kind comments.

    In 2009 the East Tennessee Historical Society hosted an exhibit of 97 of my Appalachian images. It contained not only silver gelatin images but audio tracks of...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    Doing these photo's over fifty years many of the people would give you the shirt off their back if they like you and the best way to be liked is treat them with respect.

    I'll end with these today...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    A couple more.
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    Just a couple more fine folks.
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    A few more fine folks to wash the ugliness away.
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    I'll leave you today with a few images of fine hard working Appalachian folks.

    I snuck in a few large format images here. The inside of the store was shot on 8x10 and a 6-1/2 wide angle Dagor....
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    Just a couple more then I'll move on.
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    I've photographed 5 of these events. It's really funny how they picture themselves. I one referred to the event a s a cross burning and was quickly informed that the significance of the lighting of...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    Now let me remind everyone I don't necessarily endorse what I photograph. Sometimes it's hard to separate ones emotions from what I photograph. The important thing is to never show emotion or any...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    A couple of friends the raise fighting cocks. They're beautiful birds if you've never seen them. They're a cross between an African game cock and a grouse and are territorial and very aggressive. The...
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    No to part of the underbelly of Appalachia. Cock fighting is a big sport here. Hundreds of thousands of dollars ride on the winning birds. I know one man who won $148,000 in one day fighting 4 birds...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    A few more serpent handling and church shots.

    Photo one is the collection of serpent carriers at a two day revival in Middlesboro KY. Notice the odd looking snake ion the left, it's a cobra. I've...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    A little more of the serpent handling.

    Here's the image of Jimmy putting his sock foot in a box with a copperhead, you can see the microphone here.

    The second shot is Liston and mathew Parton...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    Seems like folks enjoy these images so I'll post some more then get into the gritty underbelly of Appalachia.

    When you do this kind of photography you start to realize what a sheltered life you've...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    There’s a misconception that serpent handlers are uneducated. I know one of them that has two masters degrees and is upper management in one the the largest corporations in the US. I watched Mark...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    Drew I’ve witnessed men getting bitten by rattlesnakes and can tell you it only takes 45 seconds for the venom to hit the central nervous system. Within a couple of minutes breathing becomes...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    Drew thanks for your story.

    The practice of serpent handling in Appalachia started in Cleveland TN a little over 100 years ago with George Hensley, a member of the Church of God. George picked...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    Faith is a huge part of Appalachian life. Some practices are a bit different like serpent handling. Serpent handling as written in the Book of Mark says they shall take up deadly serpents and drink...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    Here are a few more images. Some have been previously posted in other threads but thought they fit here too. Hope you enjoy. The third photo is a man named Lendall Abbott. He was born in a log cabin...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    Thanks for all the kind comments.

    I didn’t set out to copy anyone’s work but have always loved the work of the FSA photographers. I’d also add one more name to the list, although not one of the...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    My apology for posting direct scans from the negs. I much prefer making a nice silver print then scanning but just didn’t have the time. I’ve never felt that a direct scan from the beginning was as...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    Just a few more for now.
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    Appalachian natives are some of the kindest people you'll ever meet but many have had very hard lives.
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    A couple more images from the area.
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    A few more images from the surrounding area.
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