samedi 24 mars 2007

Larry Siegel : a life of photographs

Winding Staircase,
Portugal, 1978
by Larry Siegel

"Taking pictures was the first thing I really wanted to do. As a child of ten, I managed to save money to buy my first camera, a four dollar Falcon Miniature. I read as much as I could on photo technique at the public library and armed with tubes of MQ developer, hypo, a red bulb and my mother’s soup plates, went to the basement to try to develop my film. After a few failures, I got the hang of it and started to develop the small rolls of 127 film with their sixteen tiny images, my goal to as good as the drug store. By twelve I was making enlargements...
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