Remember the days before digital images? We used what is called “film” and it was, by far, the most difficult to use compared to how images are created today. Film was not forgiving. You could not delete the image and try again. Each frame was a purchase you made because developing film cost money. So each image we shot had to be ready. With only 12-24 shots her roll of film, you really had to line up your shot, adjust lighting using the meter inside your camera, and with absolute confidence shoot the picture blindly without seeing it immediately following.
I was 18 years old when I got my first automatic camera, prior to that I had been using a fully manual SLR camera. I learned everything in a dark room in high school when I was 16 years old, prior to that I had just been using a 110 film camera or my moms automatic film camera.
I would carry my camera everywhere with me, just ask my friends. I had both a video camera and my new automatic zoom camera in my car every day. When I took “Insanity”, I was hanging out downtown St. Marys, GA where I was walking around the docks looking for my next great shot. I remember turning around and seeing people drag this boat in from the ocean. How perfect was the name. How perfect was my timing. It was a shot I was so proud of and made a few copies to send off to friends as gifts.
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