A Look At My Past
On the First Anniversary of my blogging efforts, I thought I’d provide a glimpse of my early photographic career.
The above image of my Mother and younger sister was taken on the event of our “historic” train trip. It was in the last weeks of the Dayliner service to Taber in 1970. My Dad drove us to Lethbridge and dropped us off at the train station, and drove back to Taber to pick us up.
I’m using my great little rangefinder Fujica Compact 35, but hadn’t learned to keep my shadow out of the image. It was shot on Kodak Plus-X Pan film and self developed and printed. One of the few surviving examples of what I consider to be truly my own work.
I don’t remember the occasion for the extravagance of color film or even what type it was. Our cousins, the Hirasawas from Hamilton, On did not visit often. The back of the photo is marked with July 1970.
In the best light…