What are your earliest street-ish photos? Film, digital, glass plates, cave etchings, good, bad, doesn't matter. I was surprised to find these negatives from around 1970 when I was a kid growing up in New York, around age 12-13. I thought they were long gone. Never printed them - I barely had enough money for film and developing. So far I've found four sets of 35mm negatives, three on Tri-X, one on Ilford HP3; and a couple on 127 Verichrome Pan from my first camera, a Baby Brownie. Back then a photo buddy and I would wander around our town (Mount Vernon, a 'burb just a few minutes north of NYC), snapping pix of whatever caught our eye. Sometimes we'd venture into the city, although so far I haven't been able to find any negatives for those trips. I had no real concept of "street photography" - never heard the term back then. I'd never heard of Garry Winogrand or his contemporaries. Never saw anyone in the city snapping random pix of strangers - I'm sure they were around, but not in roving packs on every corner. I only knew of Weegee, but I thought of him as a photojournalist. I remember a lady on the subway fussing at me for snapping pix of people on the train. And a Central Park horse drawn carriage driver trying to charge me money for photographing him and his horse. Most people were cool about it. Some things never change. Street photography has always had its rewards and challenges. These were from a pizza joint in Mount Vernon, NY. Shot using a Miranda Sensorex with 50mm f/1.8 lens, on Tri-X, which I developed either at the local Y camera club darkroom or in my friend's basement home darkroom. My technique was terrible. Some frames are buggered from misloading the reel and from under-fixing/-washing. Focusing? Pppbbbttt. Sharpness is a bourgeois concept, sez Saint HCB. And apparently I hadn't quite mastered the transition from the square format roll film Brownie and Yashica TLR I'd learned on. I hadn't figured out how to turn the 35mm camera sideways for verticals. Glad to see 'em again, anyway. Pizzeria, Mount Vernon, NY, 1970. Pizzeria, Mount Vernon, NY, 1970. Pizzeria, Mount Vernon, NY, 1970. Pizzeria, Mount Vernon, NY, 1970. And a lesson in the Male Gaze concept. Hey, I was 12 years old. So now when I see from-behind voyeuristic photos of women's butts, taken by grown men, I can legitimately say "What are you, 12?"