Box Brownie

Photography

It all started for me when my father put a Box Brownie into my hands.  After I learned to walk, and before I could ride a bike.

I took photos before I could ride a bike.  Even before my first day of school.

And because it was a Box Brownie, I started out not looking through a lens, like on an SLR, but looking through a glass prism- the viewfinder in this classic old style camera.  Just a step away from the bellows camera used by photographers in a cowboy movies about the Wild West.

Romantic?  Yes.  The beginning of my longest love affair.

 

SHOT FIRST, LEARNT LATER

Aged 21 I went to college to get a qualification and I learned Theory-

photography definition

– Peter Shaughnessy