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About Richard Green
I probably wouldn't be who I am today if it wasn't for a childhood friend. He was an excellent guitarist with a hilarious sense of humor. I copied him when I bought a guitar. I was horrible. I followed him around and copied everything about him. Especially his sense of humor. We made crank phone calls (tame by today's standards). We marched and protested with posters about meaningless things (you can't do that today without the police being called). We held mini-Woodstocks in the parking lot next to his house. When he played with his musician friends, it sounded great. When it was just he and I, we were the "Dickie Green Quintet". By this time I had taken up the trumpet which wasn't any better than my guitar playing, but it did have one advantage - I was hilarious. I have recordings from the time and all I can say is, wow. We were Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis - music and comedy. I attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City where I studied filmmaking and photography. After graduation I came to that fork in the road - comedy or eating. I chose to eat and became a photographer. Today I combine my photography with my (sometimes) funny writing.