Chemical Beginnings

My grandfather had converted his garage into a darkroom and worked mostly with medium format. Every now and then he’d let me shake the canisters, and when he bought an early video camera (Sony Betamax), he put my brother and I to work lugging around the equipment. As long as I can remember, photography has had a place in my heart. I took photography classes in high school, and my teacher insisted that we take the batteries out of our SLRs so we couldn’t use the light meters. Unfortunately, I don’t think any of my lith prints from that period survive, but my interest in...

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