I was so impressed with Timothy White’s flash presentation (see preceding post) that I wanted to see if I could find out more about him and his work. Google to the rescue… I learned quite a bit, including the fact that the guy in Chetek is probably not Timothy White unless a lot of changes have happened to Timothy since the Lucie Awards in October.
Hornswoggled. Hoaxed. I think I was lied to by an aging hippie, a guy who drives a rusting out sedan with the old blue California plates with gold letters… a guy with a "Free Tibet" bumper sticker. A guy, in other words, like any of several others who live in Bolinas, spend week-days looking for razor clams on Duxbury Reef, weekends partying at some gaffers’ house in Nicasio, and who may or may not fly down to LA for a photo-shoot tomorrow morning.
I’m gullible, but stranger things have happened than meeting a celebrity photographer in a northwoods resort town in the off season at an internet cafe.