The Mindset

I vividly remember the moment I fell in love with photography. I was in the darkroom of the Boys Club of Hollywood that my brothers and I attended. I looked into a developing tray where I had just inserted a blank sheet of photographic paper. I rocked the tray back and forth, creating repeating waves over the white sheet. The room was quiet except for the steady slosh of chemicals in a white plastic tray. Slowly, from nothingness, an image appeared. At first, it was nothing more than splotches of gray, but within minutes I recognized it as the scene I had photographed just hours before. I had never seen anything so wondrous.

As I ...

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