"I began in photography while in college in 1974 with an Argus C3 fixed
lens film camera my brother gave me. As his requirements increased, I
inherited his cast-off darkroom equipment. Soon I was developing color and
black and white prints and then developing my own slides. I was fortunate
enough to become a member of a small camera club in RI (Westerly CC) that
had a number of excellent photographers on their role. Jane and I learned a
lot from the members, especially the survivor of the Titanic that taught art
in NYC for 40 years and our other dear friend who considered himself a "New
Pictorialist" (from the 1930's) and taught me the art of making Bromoils and
paper negatives. My love of photography has not wavered since (although it
has often been slowed down by seemingly constant home improvement).
Every meeting at MVCC I learn something new. Sometimes it's from a judge,
one of the more experienced members, and sometimes it's from an image from a
new member. I believe my own skills have grown immensely over the last
couple years, and all because of the club."