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The site below was placed online in July & August, 1996, and has largely been left in its original form
The Olympics:
Through the eyes of an Atlanta photographer...

"The last time a bunch of foreigners came to Atlanta bearing torches,
things didn't turn out too well...."
First of all, I am NOT a journalist, nor do I play one on TV. If you're looking for complete objectivity and 100% accuracy, click here. This site was not created on a corporate expense account, with total access granted by the Olympic gods. I bought the tickets you'll see below to get my access, and paid for all my film, processing, and scanning.

Most of what you'll see was put online during the 17 days of the 1996 Olympics, with this one-man-band shooting, editing, Photoshopping, writing, HTML'ing, and uploading the pages as I went along. Oh, yeah, I was also trying to have fun! And occasionally sleep. I was extremely successful at the former, and a miserable failure at the latter. But all in all, putting this on your screen was a tremendous ongoing creative *rush*!!!

You might say, if you were kind, that "my scope was narrower" than the 15,000 "professional journalists" in town for the hoedown. In a nutshell, this is just my account of what happened to me when the Centennial Olympics showed up in my backyard.

NOTE: This site took on a life of its own, and got HUGE. If you get lost, click on the "torch" located at the bottom of each page, and you'll return to the list below....


27k-Reid in
fountain Yes, that silly person in the fountain squinting into the sunlight is me. What did you expect, the Mona Lisa?

FLASH! [DATED 7/26] Not to blow my own horn, but....I'm currently competing in an Olympic demonstration sport, the 16-day Sleep Deprivation Marathon. Granted, many Atlantans are competing, but as of day 7, I'm still in the hunt for a medal, with an average of 3.92 hours per day. I know you're pulling for me....

UPDATE: On day 8, my first day without an event, I stumbled, and overslept. Adding 9.25 hours to my total brought my daily average up to 4.59, effectively eliminating me from the chase for a medal. It's just as well, as I would have surely tested positive for a banned substance.....massive quantities of the caffeine-laden Mountain Dew, a Pepsi product.

For those that have asked, I intend to keep the site online indefinitely, so take your time browsing.

All images at this web site are ©1996 Reid Stott, and may not be reproduced in any way without permission. The images are not offered for sale, nor is advertising solicited for this site. This is a completely non-commercial, non-profit site, with purely subjective editorial content. In other words, I ain't makin' a dime off this....it's actually costing me puh-lenty, so puh-leez Mr. A.C.O.G. Lawyer-Dude-or-Dudette, don't send me any cease-and-desist letter. It's just one more scan I'll have to pay for....
According to Web Counter, COUNTER people have visited this site.
According to My Checkbook, 2,774 dollars have been spent on this site.
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