Lives in San Francisco, United States
Works as a Photographer (Retired)
Joined on Apr 17, 2020
I have doing photography since 1972 when I first bought my first camera a Adolph Gasser, and who would it known that I would be working for the that sold me my camera. I got my degree in Photography in 1981, and have done fashion work, but I started working at the camera store in 1984 since then I went to Japan in 1985, and after seeing the country that I have change from Fashion to Travel documentary photography to Street photography. I still used film mostly, my photo gear is not modern they dates back from the oldest model of a 1956 35mm Canon RF to my 1968 Nikon F SLR, I also been using instant print photography. My favorite shooters are as follows: Bresson, Doisneau, Riboud, Brassai, Winograd, John Free, Joel Meyerowitz, Margaret B White, Andre Kertez, and Diado Moriyama, and Shinzo Maeda as these are my hero's, and now since that I AM RETIRED as NO ONE IS READING THIS! I am in the process of archiving my film when I have it scan by myself. As for Digital I do have a DSLR-very much IN MY gear 12 TO 16pixel job, and shooting in RAW, and using the lenses of Manual focus Nikon Nikkor Lenses in which they date back from the 1960's which they are Yellow Coated at the time I read that these line of lenses were mostly use for B/W shooting, and when using in Digital that the look that I am witnessing is much better rendition, contrast, color saturation, and sharpness. I'm also a camera collector in which I do collect from 35mm to large format cameras. As when I seen other photographers with $$$$$ Expensive cameras that the first thing is that they asked is Why did I bought this camera since that most of them do not know how to use correctly, and 9 out of ten do not know how, & THINK. And I am RETIRED, and Phase Two as I will be going to Japan, and lived there to continued my photography there. Maybe teach Photography there. In the meantime that I will be doing my traveling in Japan, and other places in Europe.
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