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Early in my career I went to Aspen, CO for a couple summer workshops at the Center of The Eye. While there I saw a notice that the Aspen Gallery of Art was hosting a presentation of Henri Cartier Bresson's work. I hopped on my motorcycle and went to see the work. As I walked up to the front door of the gallery I saw two men on the front steps. An older gentleman with his back to me and a younger man who addressed me as I approached. "The gallery is closed today, Please come back tomorrow to see the exhibit.'' I thanked him and turned to go. As I did I heard him say to the other...

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When I entered the US Air Force in early 1966, I was sent to Lackland AFB for basic training. I was given a series of tests to see where my talents lied. The counselor then presented me with three choices. He said, "You can be a Cook, an Air Policeman or a Photographer." Knowing that I didn't like KP duty and I didn't much like cops, i chose door #3. I was sent to Lowry AFB in Denver, CO for six months to Still Photography School. They handed me a 4x5 press camera with a bellows and a large flash on the side. I still remember the first day in B&W printing class. We were told to shoot a...

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