Welcome to Timeline Photos. A few years back I started peeking around my archives in search of some of the first photographs I had taken. Here records my quest into better understanding my long term love of camera and experiencing the world with it in hand. All photos appear in chronological order hopefully revealing an evolution of how I see and what moves me to speak with light.

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Wednesday, April 1, 1970

First Photo

Found it!! Here is what I believe is the first 'published' photo taken by me. While looking through a family photo album for photos of my father, this one jumped out at me. My mom says that we were in Dunellen, NJ, on a little outing. It was 1970, so I was just about 4 years old and my brother, 2. She doesn't remember if it was my father requesting the photo, or me asking to use his camera. Either way, he handed it off to me trusting my little hands. Thank you, Daddy.