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Name Dov (joined 16-Jan-2008) (pbase supporter)
Username photoascoli
Location United States
United States
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View Guestbook : 4 messages. Most recent on 24-Feb-2012.

Message from Dov
Many years ago, my father introduced me to the magic of photography. He gave me my fist box camera when I was about 10 years old and taught me all about taking pictures, developing negatives, and printing in the dark room. I have used many cameras since then: Kodak Brownie, Robot, Braun, Exacta, Leica, Rolleiflex, Olympus, Minolta, Canon and finally, a Nikon.

Moving in time, from the dark room age to the digital age, I learned plenty of technical tricks on how to "improve" the images I take. But eventually, if the image has nothing inherently to say to me, or to other people, no digital tricks will improve it!

So, I try to observe, rather than see. In doing so, I am trying to follow in the footsteps of the master photographer I admire, Andre Kertesz. This Hungarian-born photographer never used any fancy cameras or digital equipment, and still, he created masterpieces, that "talk" to you, without words. He did not just see through his camera viewfinder; he observed and captured moments with his lens.

I endeavor to make pictures from what my eyes observe. Hopefully, some of these images will tell you their own story.

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