and Don's Story
Roy and myself were both freshman students at the "Art
Center College of Design" and young and energetic.
Art Center taught us to look for more creative angles and
push the creative envelope past the standard stuff of the
time. We experimented with new lenses, motor driven sequences,
and intentional slow shutter speeds for a blurred almost painting
like quality for some of our photographs.
Roy and I were classmates and friends with other students
like Larry Wood (Hot Wheels Designer), Ken Eberts (chair of
Auto Fine artist Guild, Pebble Beach) John "Waldo"
Glaspey (auto illustrator) and Bob Davids, designer of Breedlove's
land speed cars, as well as Nye Frank's "Pulsator."
In the early sixties when Roy and I were photographing at
Lions, most photographers were shooting the standard angles
they had been doing for years.
We created some friendly competition for the Peterson boys
which turned out to be good for the industry. "Drag News"
ran an article calling Roy the new "Dean" of drag
Photopraphic Memories was put together by Don Hale.