Words To Live By



The Burden Of The Common Man (a picture)


I took this picture when I worked on Wall Street with a Pentax ME Super. Then I had a little darkroom in my basement apartment and developed the film and printed it out in there.

IIRC, the building is the side of the Federal Hall building.

I was in the right place at the right time to get this. The big window towering over the man who looks like he has a lot on his mind.

Out all the pictures I used to take, this is my favorite because it looks like it has a meaning.


First Picture

This is from the first roll of film I ever shot. I had a Pentex ME Super camera and bought a cheesy darkroom set. It came with everything, even a cheap photo enlarger. I set my darkroom up in my bathroom. I could only work at night.

Took this around 1976. People that only shot on digital don’t know what they’re missing. Shooting the picture was fun but the real fun was in the darkroom developing the roll of film.

I got to the point where I would buy the film in bulk and roll it myself.

Not bad for the first roll of film.