Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Where it all started

Pasadena -- About this time in 1984, I purchased my first SLR at Flags Camera in Pasadena, CA.

I had taken a new job as an editorial assistant and photographer for a magazine publisher. I learned my craft from some of the best motorsports photographers there is. I also learned to love art, expressed through film. But most of all, I learned to use the camera to reach and connect with others.

For more than ten years, the Nikon FE2 was my go-to workhorse. Film of choice:  Kodachrome 64 and Tri-X 400. Two rolls of color and ten of the black and white would last an entire day of shooting; 432 frames. The best part is that you never know if you got the money shot until you get it back from te lab a day or two later.