Make Prints: Hurley’s Saloon
An old building in the town I grew up in.
A bar. Shot-and-beer type place.
Passed it a thousand times growing up. No exaggeration.
Actually, maybe a million times.
Never went inside till I was 44 years old, in 2014.
But I loved how it looked – from another time, another era.
So I made a photo of it in 2014, posted it online somewhere.
Someone found it, posted it to my little Northeast PA’s hometown’s Facebook page.
A woman found me on Facebook, and she sent me a message.
“My friend own’s this place Hurley’s. Do you sell prints?”
We talked it over, came to a decision and agreement.
With help from AdoramaPix, I made a 16×20 print, sent it off last week.
Got a wonderful email from the woman earlier this week saying how happy she was to
give it to her friend, the owner, as a birthday present.
I made a few bucks, yes. Not much.
May buy an old film camera with it.
But I made at least two people smile.
All because I took some time to shoot this old building.
That’s why I love photography.
Make prints, folks.