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-
– Peter Shaughnessy