The Old Codger

Old codger sitting on a porch at Old Bedford Village, Bedford, PA.

While traveling back from a Jersey Shore vacation last week, we stopped at Old Bedford Village in Bedford, PA for their Wild West reenactment.  I saw this old codger sitting on a front porch, smoking a pipe and thought it would make a nice sepia toned photo.  I particularly liked the windmill in the background giving it a true rural look.  It was a beautiful, warm Sunday afternoon and this gent seemed to have the right idea.  I wish there had been a few puffy clouds in the sky rather than this bald sky, but sometimes you just have to work with what you have.

About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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2 Responses to The Old Codger

  1. Al Heirich says:

    Dear Mr. Rosenberg, I would like to chat with you about the possibility of using this photograph for the cover of my new book, “The Art of Porch Sitting”. You may contact me below. Thank you for your time and the great photographs.


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