Ibarionex Perello, interviewed author and historian Michele Zack at The Candid Frame. It's podcast #169.
Michele talked about photography's relationship to history, how it makes a clear statement when you can show how things once were while you're telling the tale. She brought it home to me: part of what I do here I think of as making a record. Not all, but part. A lot of City Daily Photo bloggers do this, whether they mean to or not.
Michele Zack's contribution to our area can't be measured. You must read her book, Altadena: Between Wilderness and City, because she tells truths you'd never guess about the place. Southern California Story, about Sierra Madre, is another must-read. And Ibarionex is a good interviewer, not to mention an Altadena treasure himself.
Full disclosure: Michele briefly mentions me on the podcast. She mentions the Altadena Hiker, Karin Bugge, too. Further disclosure: I took the photo above on private property in Altadena, on on 5/29/11, a day when that property was open to the public. Just in case the owners, who don't know me, wonder how the hell I got a close-up of their sweet old Ford.