Wednesday, November 28, 2018
My High School Camera
Eastman House has a collection of thousands of cameras, and there are maybe 75 of them on display at one time, in one of the galleries. I always enjoy looking over the cameras because I find cameras that I used in my career. On this trip, I was stopped in my tracks by this camera, a 4x5 "Speed Graphic." My high school owned a camera that looked like this, and I used it to cover some sporting events. The first event was a baseball game, and I photographed a player sliding home to score. That photograph was used by our local paper, "The Milford Citizen," because a sportswriter was at that game. It was my first published picture! Who knew what that first published picture was going to lead to!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:28 PM