The World in Black & White, 1975 - 2008
I was a college student in 1975 when I took the photo of my grandmother, which starts this slideshow. I was studying photography at the University of Nebraska with George Tuck, who would become my mentor and friend. I was at the UN-L for three years before transferring to RIT in Rochester, New York, one of two photography schools that I knew of at the time. I applied to both RIT and Brooks Institute, in Santa Barabara, but got accepted first at RIT, so I went east instead of west and my life unfolded.
The photographs here cover the story of my travels between 1975 - 2008. All of these photos were shot with black & white film, mostly with Kodak's TriX400. They cover (in this order): Nebraska, Maine, Nebraska, Tennessee, New York (1975 - 1987), Greece (1984), former Yugoslavia (1984) , Mexico (1987), Guatemala (1988, 1989, 1990), Nicaragua (1990), India (1993), Mexico (2006) Cuba (2002), Prague (2001 & 2002), Venice, Italy (2000), Budapest (2001 & 2003), Provence, France (2001), Vienna (2001), Transylvania, Romania (2005) , Ukraine (2005), Viet Nam (2006 & 2007), Laos (2008), and Morroco (2007).
I made the transition to digital in 2008, when I was in Peru and my Leica lens focusing ring broke. I was forced to use my digital camera and I've been using it ever since.