Somewhere in the Pecos Wilderness...1975
For me, it all started innocently enough in the Swingin' Sixties.
I don't remember the exact year, '65 or '66, maybe -- but my parents bought a Polaroid Swinger, and I was bitten hard by the photography bug. If you listen closely, or click the link, you can still hear that rockin' TV commercial jingle:
"Hey, meet the Swinger...
It's more than a camera,
it's almost alive,
it's only nineteen dollars and ninety five..."
Did you recognize the girl with the Swinger was none other than Ali McGraw, who later gained fame in Love Story
and married Steve McQueen?
Anyway, I digress. The Swinger led to the harder stuff, starting with a Kodak Instamatic complete with flashcube. As my appetite for picture taking grew, I stashed away what little money I got from my after school job delivering dry cleaning, and a few months later I was able to buy my very first 35mm camera; a used fixed lens Minolta from Kurt's Camera Corral in Albuquerque.
Early in 2007, I started looking into DSLR's and finally bought a Nikon D80 based on the recommendation of several friends who swear by the brand.
My appreciation for the art of photography has been renewed. I still don't take many shots of people, but I love the outdoors -- especially the desert southwest where I grew up, and California, where I've lived for since 1994.
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