Tuesday, October 16, 2007
1968 Take Up Photography Seriously
We became friends with Bob & Nancy L. Bob was a postman, but didn't consider it his career. He was a photographer, and carried mail just because it was a low-stress way to make a living, and be out taking pictures or in the darkroom by late afternoon. He had studied under Minor White, and Bob became my first teacher -- explaining the relationship between f-stops and shutter speeds, and how the secret was all in the way light fell on objects. I sold off a sea kayak in order to buy my first camera: a Pentax Spotmatic. Bob, I, and another friend would develop slide shows with music to entertain each other.