DescriptionThe Sycamore Drive-in Restaurant in Bethel, CT is a piece of history. Virtually unchanged since the 1950s filled with ambiance and personality of the past, complete with Hot-Rod Saturday Night Cruises, burgers, fries, shakes and home-made root beer.This photo was taken while seated in a booth on a Saturday afternoon in July of 2007. It is unaltered by any photo manipulation -- what you see is the real thing, no prep, strictly unvarnished, the way it looks on any given day.
Rory Pszenitzki, Redding, CT Member Since March 2007 Artist Statement Photography has been the center piece of my life. As a kid, photography gave me the ability to share things that I could not communicate with words. It gave me the opportunity to look at things and see things that I would never have seen without it.
I started out as a photographer on the high school news paper and soon learned that my camera was an open invitations to the world. With it I had an excuse for being just about anywhere I wanted to go. And it gave me access to the front row -- someplace I couldn't have paid money to be (the Apollo 11 lift-off, the opening of Disney World, hundreds of major cities around the world, to mention but a few). Photography gave me the opportunity to meet some fascinating people -- Edwin Land, Stefan Lorant, astronauts, presidents, actors, scientists and artists a like. I was an ASMP photographer for more than twenty years. Photography has been my life and a rewarding one it has been.