Thursday, July 30, 2015

Iron Butterfly



                                                           My Mom's Butterfly Bush

Friday, June 26, 2015

Tribute to Shelley Langston

Shelley Langston moved to Washington, D.C. in the early 1950s to join her sister who already she lived here. Within a short time, Shelley met George de Vincent. He was a painter and a photographer who encouraged Shelley to go out and make something happen with photography. He gave her a camera and suggested she focus on people, mainly children, since she was good at it.  George and Shelley decided to work together and were soon married.

After 12 years, Shelley and George divorced and decided to separate their photography business as well. My guess is that arrangement lasted for about one year at which time they realized they can’t do business without each other.  Shelley had no experience in the darkroom and George could not handle the financial paperwork. So, in spite of their separation, they became professional partners in the Photography Studio on P Street and later the Georgetown Studio. The couple worked well together for 45 years, at which time they both retired in 1997.

Shelley published three small books with the writer Hubert I. Bermont. The first book was called The Child (1965); the second All God’s Children (1968); and the third The Mother (1968). I think Shelley was the best child photographer in the Washington D.C. area … and still is.

George and Shelley always loved to argue and got involved with politics. They were both liberals, thank goodness. Shelley always had something to say. I know they needed each other both in life and work. Shelley helped George a lot over the years and he knew it. He told me once, “If it weren’t for Shelley, it wouldn’t be for George.”


Later her life, Shelley met and married her second husband, Lloyd Preslar. He passed away several years ago and George passed away just over a year ago. Shelley loved two men in her life, which is rare, and she took care of George until his last breath.  Over a year later Shelley passed away
May 16, 2015.



    Photo by George deVincent











Shelley & George


Lloyd Preslar


I worked over 15 years with Shelley and George. They had being good to me that I learn allot from them about life and work. I love them both and will miss them. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day ----- my dad

                                                            





Monday, May 11, 2015

     

                       70th anniversary V-E Day




P-40 P-51 Corsair and TBF Avenger


                



Boeing Stearman PT-13 Biplanes

North American T-6 Texan

North American T-6 Texa
Curtis P-40 War hawk The Flying Tigers

North American B-25 Mitchell

North American B-25 Mitchell

North American B-25 Mitchell

 B-25

 My Uncle
 1st L. Keith S. Callahan
Silver Star, Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters and Purple Heart
B-25 Bombardier and Navigator
12 Bomb Group 81st squadron
 August 5th, 1943
killed in Action during invasion Sicily
flew 23 mission


Consolidated PBY Catalina

Consolidated PBY Catalina

Grumman F8F Bearcat

Grumman F8F Bearcat

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

B-24 Liberator

North American P-51

North American P-51-
The Red Tail is Tuskegee Airmen

P-51 and B-24

P-51 and B-24
P-51 Mustang

P-51 Mustang
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Douglas C-53 Skytrooper

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

Douglas C-53 Skytrooper
Grumman TBF and TBM Avengers

Grumman TBF and TBM Avengers

Douglas A-26 Invader

Vought F4U Corsair

Vought F4U Corsair

B-29 Superfortress

B-29 Superfortress
B-29 Superfortress
B-29 Superfortress
B-29 Superfortress

                                                                                                                                                                        P-40 P-51 Corsair and TBF Avenger

                                               C-45 Expender  Lockheed Electra Series of Twins