Click to enarge - QUARTET 7


I sat and watched this bit of beach for perhaps a half hour. Viewed in chronological order (upper left, upper right, lower left, lower right) these photos tell a story.
It opens with the lonesome runner appearing at upper left.

The boy and girl held stage for fifteen minutes, glancing at each other from time to time, assuming various crouching positions – to no purpose that I could comprehend - but never came closer than fifty feet. Then another girl appeared. She carried a macramé shoulder bag which she showed to the boy. He seemed fascinated.

I can’t prove this, but it’s possible that here I may have captured on film the start of the macramé craze that swept California when this ancient art of decorative knot tying surged into popularity. By 1976, living room ceiling joists everywhere were sagging under the weight of flower pots slung in macramé holders. People were avoiding friends and family members for fear of being gifted another macramé creation. Eventually, the zucchini craze took over.
At lower right, the lonesome runner reappears.

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