I arrived at the home to photograph the exterior…

I arrived at the home to photograph the exterior…

I wanted the exterior and indoor lights on. I went to the door to ask the owners if they could turn on the lights. As he opens the door, I say, “hello I’m Jim Felder the photographer…”. As he steps out I realize I know this guy! An old friend I had not seen in years. We both smiled from ear to ear. I was surprised and laughing because I was there to photograph his home for the cover of a magazine. He welcomed me in. I immediately remembered the inside of the home. Still giggling with disbelief. I couldn’t stay to chat so I went outside and did my job.

This was not the first time I’d seen old faces while photographing a home. I’ve also photographed a home just a few houses from one of the homes I grew up in. I guess when you shoot a lot, you’re bound to encounter old friends and old memories.

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