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I am 74 years old. I am a prostate cancer survivor. 5 year anniversary June 2014. I was very involved in photography in the 70's when it was film and darkrooms. I won't bore you with the details of the last 40 years, suffice it to say I am back to photography. The learning curve will be ...
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I am 74 years old. I am a prostate cancer survivor. 4 year anniversary June 2013. I was very involved in photography in the 70's when it was film and darkrooms. I won't bore you with the details of the last 40 years, suffice it to say I am going to get back into photography NOW. The learning curve will be unbelievable but that's good...Keeps the brain working... Never to late to learn. So... Thanks to everyone who has been supportive. Please leave comments pro/con. The only way to learn and grow.
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Unaccustomed as I am to public speaking … Here goes.

 I became involved with photography in the 70’s . As most people do when they start out I took photos of everything. Then I had the good fortune to move to New York City, which in itself was an adventure, set up my darkroom in the kitchen and set out to find my “vision”. I gravitated toward the lower E. Side of NY. It was a world unto itself.  Kids playing in mud puddles in the gutter, in old abandoned buildings. Adults staring off into space wondering where their next meal was coming from BUT in the middle of the squalor there was a community. You could feel it in the air Families sitting on stoops. Ice cup vendors plying their cups of ice, the wonderful smells of different cultures thrown together. People making the best of a bad situation. I had found my place, for want of a better word, I had to record these special moments, not so much for myself  but to hopefully show the outside world that no matter how bad you think you have it, there are people, communities that are surviving, growing together. I never once felt threatened or put upon. It was a wonderful sense of freedom.

 So.. here I am 40 years later. No darkroom (which I still miss terribly) Using a digital camera. Went back to NY and realized that  “You can take the boy out of the city but you can’t take the city out of the boy”. It was different at first. One has to adjust to the city because it sure won’t adjust to you. You have to realize the city has grown since you have been away. The sense of community is not as prevalent but its still there, you just have to be open and let it in. Forget any preconceived ideas. As you can tell … I Love the City … You step off the subway and you are surrounded by people … so many faces, each one unique in its own right. That will never change. It makes one dizzy with excitement.

This was supposed to be about street photography. I hope I haven’t  wandered to far off the subject but this is how I feel and that's what its all about. Being open. No preconceived ideas … just let it come to you. It's a very special feeling.


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