5 | Family Matters: Debbie

I have become very fond of Debbie Richardson. 

 Debbie  |  c. 1963  |  Photo by Charlie Richardson

Debbie  |  c. 1963  |  Photo by Charlie Richardson

About 15 years after this picture was made by her father, Debbie and I, by then friends, hiked to the top of Cowles Mountain east of San Diego. Looking to the west with our cameras, we saw suburban neighborhoods spreading back from the Pacific, fringed at the base of our mountain by new foundations and fresh framing. I said, "I'll bet you could make a historical photograph from up here." 

Brightly and instantly, Debbie replied: "Aren't all photographs historical photographs?"