Throwing It Back 20 Years

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Joe McNally, London, January 2000

DATELINE: London

YEAR: January 2000

Twenty years ago, the world successfully avoided a Y2K catastrophe.

I was just a couple years into my corporate communications career and my boss sent me to Europe to oversee some annual report photoshoots.

To be done by Joe McNally.

Huh? Who?

There was no Google then. I may have had to Ask Jeeves who this guy was.

But I quickly found out.

And so, flying out of Newark International Airport , stack of paper tickets and boarding passes in hand, we set forth for a two week, five-country romp across Europe. The AR deadline was looming.

To say I was wet behind the ears is am understatement. Working with a big-time NatGeo/Sports Illustrated/LIFE magazine shoot?

Pishaw

𝘏𝘦𝘺 π˜‘π˜°π˜¦, 𝘨𝘦𝘡 π˜ͺ𝘯 𝘡𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘡𝘩 𝘒𝘯π˜₯ 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘡𝘦𝘯π˜₯ 𝘺𝘰𝘢 𝘨𝘰𝘡 𝘒 𝘀𝘳𝘒𝘻𝘺 𝘀𝘒𝘭𝘭…π˜ͺ𝘡’𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘯!

*click* Having fun with this big-time photographer.

Lousy crop and all.

Now take one of me!

 

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Me, London, January 2000

So, though I was toting around a disposable Kodak camera, my photography education formally started, even if I didn’t know it.

As did my friendship with now 20-year friendship with Joe.

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Joe and I in Marburg, Germany, that same trip

Making prints then, making prints now.

Still, we’ve come a long way.

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