On a friend's suggestion i took a very basic photo class in the evenings at Rocky Mountain School of Photography. I learned the basics, shot my 1st rolls of slide film & really got into it. I had previously thought that photography was some sort of random game of chance that occasionally gave up cool photos. I really liked learning how to pre determine how I wanted the image to look & then know what to do to create predictable results... sounds basic of course, but, this was pre digital & film & processing wasn't cheap & I'm easily impressed.
Recently i did a little interview about shooting video along with stills on shoots for the RMSP blog - got me thinking about those dark ages.
Read the interview here:
And since i don't think i've ever posted without a photo - i'll attach this old one of myself & the illustrated man Max, from a Japanese guy with a 4x5 polaroid view camera while we were 'working' in HI.