Saturday, July 25, 2015

classic counselor look

I like this photograph of counselor David Schechter for many reasons. One is that I like David. A good guy, fun and smart, also easy-going and fabulously patient with small children. But another reason I like this picture is that it seems to be a vintage shot. If it weren't for the image of the 2007 Toyota in the background, this guy could be a counselor in 1967, 1984,'s a look, an ease, the college sweatshirt, the sunglasses, a sense of taking simple pleasure in what the kids are doing, the summery way of his hair. In a word: camp. How good is this job for the young people who take it on. They fall into a devoted yet easeful intensity of experience that doesn't change across the decades and generations. For real.