Pop CultA Chat with the Master of the Found Photo: Charles Phoenix
by Kim Mellen

We called him Randy. Imagine, if you will, a cross between Chuck Norris and Robert Goulet. He leaned toward the camera with his weight on his right arm, looking confident in his wide-collared polyester chest-hair-revealing shirt and powder blue blazer, which contrasted nicely against the woodland backdrop. It was a softly-lit professional portrait, a glamour shot–that’s right, glamour with a "u"–but the airbrushing couldn’t hide decades of fast living...