Now and again you happen upon something that just leaves you stunned in utter amazement and has a major impact on your work. Such was the case 40 years ago, and such is the case today, as I have recently unboxed these images and scanned all 800 negatives, reliving 7 incredible months of shooting. The Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink series was shot from the fall of 1972 through the spring of '73 in rural, southern Hillsborough County (Tampa, FL). A portfolio of images from the series was a winner of the PhotoLucida "Critical Mass Top 50" for 2013. Friend, photographer/filmmaker Clif Brewer saw the work, and asked to shoot this short video. Many thanks!

PhotoLucida Critical Mass 2013 "Top 50 Winner"
photolucida.org/cm_winners.php?aID=5476&CMYear=2013&event_id=16

billyatesphotographer.com
downsouthernroads.com

Filmmaker:
clifbrewer.com

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