Friday, July 3, 2009
From Play to Art
At 8 or 9 years old my mom bought me a couple of toy cameras, although I "took" many snapshots with them, those never saw the light (at least in the proper manner). Later when I was a teenager or so I used to "borrow" real cameras from friends to shot my essays, among them a Pentax K1000, Canon AE1, Minolta X370 and Nikon F. In 1987 I bought my first real camera, a Minolta Maxxum 5000, then I sold it and got a Canon Rebel, then a Nikon F70, F90, F100 and now a D300, at the same time play turned into work and then into art. Since I was a kid photography has been a semper fi dream and companion for me.