Friday, September 28, 2012

Callie Crossley Interviews Photographer Melissa Shook

Melissa Shook spoke about her book "My Suffolk Downs" in a radio interview with Callie Crossley.  It was clear that Crossley had carefully read the book, and clear that Melissa Shook had made the invisible workers at the track visible.  Please tune in.

The talented Melissa without her camera.

Callie Crossley


  1. thank you for publicizing this, mim. it's a terrific interview. melissa is so articulate, and the interviewer was wonderfully engaged.

  2. How cool is this! Oh, Mim, thank you, thank you! Our wonderful Melissa's success is to be celebrated. xoxo

    1. Cheers for Melissa! One of the best interviews I've heard on Callie's show. She knew the book inside and out and asked the right questions so we learned about Melissa and the track.

  3. thank you, Mim, dear..
    Of course, I've worried about stumbling over Shirley's wonderful off hand comment..which really should have been: none of them boys is worth the cost a the powder it'd cost to blow 'em to hell...
    and that I didn't add anything about why I liked this more than my grandmother's...if wishes were horses, then beggars would ride and it's a long row to hoe...

  4. You are welcome, dear Melissa!

  5. Fascinating insight into the lives of people I knew nothing about. Many thanks to you Mim and Melissa for this beautiful snippet.

    Mim, with black you can make a mean rice and peas! :-)

    Greetings from London.

  6. I'm glad you liked the post, Cuban.

    Black beans makes the dish.

    All the best from Boston

  7. Sorry, I forgot to add the "beans" to my previous post! :-) But you got the gist. Yes, rice and peas is nice and tasty.

    Greetings from London.