The Rebirth

Everybody’s shooting digital these days. How can you not? You can burn a lot of pixels really quickly and store an endless amount on the cheap. I got sucked into the digital game about 5 years ago and never really looked back. Well, until lately.

Back in the day, my grandpa was a photographer. By the time I rolled into the world, he was pretty much retired. As a kid, I really didn’t have much exposure to his photographic ways. I remember as a youngster being infatuated with a life-size black-and-white print of a little girl that hung on the wall in the stairwell of my grandparent’s home. It was a shot he took of one of my aunts when she was just a few years old. It was perfect. That shot will be forever engrained in my memory.

I got a Pentax K1000 when I was around 14 or so and ran through a lot of film, acting like I knew what I was doing. (Who knows where those prints are these days!) I think Grandpa may have given me some pointers at the time, but I can’t really recall anything he may have said. But then again, maybe it just stuck in the subconscious waiting to be developed.

Many years have passed, and so has Grandpa. But his spirit certainly lives on. I recently inherited some of his treasures; things that have become more inspiring than I ever would have thought. Pixel, meet Grain. Grain, meet Pixel. Play some backgammon. Go camping. Have a good time.

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  1. Interesting article. Will be anxious to see photos you have taken recently