Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sparky's Machine

Ron Mounts, 80's photog

Burt Reynolds moustache...Check. VCR in a bag...Check. 750 yard stare...Check. Apollo-era monopod...Check. Unironic trucker hat...Check. Cock-eyed toplight. Check. Totally kick-ass station windbreaker...CHIGGITY-CHECK!

Sure, it's easy to make fun of Ron Mounts now, but had I seen this cat back in 1983 I'd have followed him around until he let me fondle his microphone cube, or at the very least rub his shiny jacket. Alas, that opportunity is lost. Thank God there's North East Ohio TV Memories, a living compendium of news station photographs from around the Buckeye State. I only wish there was an equally worthy shrine from my neck of the homeland. Now if you'll excuse me, there's a few Polaroids I have to destroy...

1 comment:

beFrank said...

Keep in mind that everything we've posted will one day be viewed as ancient historical documentation of the way we covered news.

I'm looking forward to the laughter.