Friday was picture day at Beye Elementary in Oak Park. The school gathered its 300-plus students and about 50 faculty members to recreate a photograph shot in 1997. Local photographer David Kindler did the honors and local sign company, It’s a Sign, helped out with a bucket lift so Kindler could get an elevated vantage point.
I was simply there to document the moment … being documented. After Kindler shot several frames of the group, the students were given a break and a chance to make goofy faces at Kindler’s camera. I laughed as I was shooting this, then it cracked me up when I edited later that night.
ON A SIDE NOTE: The original photograph was shot in 1997 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the school changing its name to Beye Elementary.