What is your experience with photography?
My dad was a photographer. In his "day" job he was a "Redcap". One of those men who stood on the platform helping customers who needed assistance lifting their luggage onto the train. We knew he had a college degree in biology but we never questioned why he was lifting suitcases- it was just what he did to care for his family. On his days off, or at night it was different. He did event photographyweddings and such, and dabbled with some "personal work" in the little studio and darkroom he built off the patio in our backyard. It was there, Daddy was happiest - a big smile on his face when he emerged after hours working with lights or chemicals. My dad had a few pieces published and our mom was always proud to point out his work. We only have a few of his prints and some color slides so glad we could see their value before we let them all slip through our fingers.
Here is a youthful Cynthia - captured in my dad's backyard studio:
Contemporary Photography Fall 2011