Writing with Light

My fascination with photography began sometime around the 6th grade (read 1956). My dad taught me how to develop film and make contact prints. Our house at that time had an unused coal bin room that became my makeshift darkroom.

I owned "Brownie", "InstaMatics" and "Polaroid" cameras through my school years. Later came a Konica rangefinder camera with which I started serious color slide and print work. I was drafted into the Army in 1966 and did a tour of Viet Nam in 1968 which completed my service. At that time there was a program in place that provided a $1000 cash bonus to Viet Nam vets. I used some of that money to purchase my first "Pro" SLR camera - a Konica AutoReflex T with a pro black finish and a very fast 1.4 lens.

In the late 1990's I bought a 2.1 megapixel digital camera and that was the beginning of the end for my film camera work.