"Me as JC, 1973"
This photo was taken by my friend Bonnie during
a group photo session with a few of my friends. As you can see, I had let my
hair grow pretty long. I usually kept it in a ponytail or I used a head-band
made out of a necktie. This was just before I moved back to Kalamazoo after
living in Grand Rapids, MI for 5 years. (I went to Kendall School of Design
there, studying painting and illustration. I dropped out after 2 years because
I got interested in photography, which Kendall didn't teach at that time.) Grand
Rapids is much more conservative than Kalamazoo, and my hair caused quite a
stir. When I walked downtown, people would lean out of their cars to take my
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