I recently attended a huge family reunion in Alabama. Memphis was on our list of places to visit while in the area…and that meant a tour of Graceland. I took the photo in the background inside Elvis’ car museum…filled with ahh-mazing automobiles.

FEATURED in Out of the Past ~ with gratitude to the hosts!

FEATURED in Dimensions ~ hugs to the hosts!

Inspired by music. Elvis Presley

Gratitude to the model.

Inspired by poetry:

Everybody Loves Eric Dolphy
by Sarah Fox

Father glues the hippo back
together, as he’s done before
when the others broke.

It’s no small task.

Opened envelopes hang
like cranes on a line. Herons,
in real life, are bigger but hard

to make with a piece of paper.

When Elvis died, nothing
happened to the weather. Nectar
toured the planet, nesting

in the mouths of bees.

A cello murmurs something
about tennis, or sailing.
Only the walls know for sure—

they’re so discreet!

Days are short here, nights
shorter. We sleep
like blind sailors in beds

that deliver us secretly home.


1950s and 1960s, beautiful woman, burger joint, cadillac, coca cola bottle, portrait, profile, vintage


  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful Shot… Looks like fun!

  • Thank you, Shelly! This was fun to work on…glad you like it!

    – Jerri Johnson

  • Claudia Alves
    Claudia Alvesalmost 5 years ago

    great work Jerri!!!

  • Hugs for you, dear Claudia!!

    – Jerri Johnson

  • bygeorge
    bygeorgealmost 5 years ago

    Hope you’re getting well paid for the advertising Jerri – LOL – Great shot :-))))))

  • Not a dime…but now that you mention it….hmmmmmm…………… :~}

    – Jerri Johnson

  • Reynaldo
    Reynaldoalmost 5 years ago

    jerri hi great shot

  • Hey, Reynaldo…so good to see you again. As always, thank you soooooo much!! XO

    – Jerri Johnson

  • Bec Schopen
    Bec Schopenalmost 5 years ago

    Love it love it love it! Would LOVE to see Graceland…….what a great retro feel the shot has.

  • sunshine0
    sunshine0almost 5 years ago

    You lucky duck, Graceland! Great job on this image!

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyalmost 5 years ago

    Aloha Jerri, this is a classic candid portrait! I love how you composed this, it is nostalgic and quite wonderful. Congratulations on your feature today in Dimensions

  • S .
    S .almost 5 years ago

    beautiful !

  • Wayne  Pearson
    Wayne Pearsonabout 3 years ago

    Great fun and nostalgic shot Jerri.

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