NYC00630/First Photograph

ONE OF MY FIRST PHOTOGRAPHS.................2 old ladies..........Brooklyn, New York.

 

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.INTERVIEW WITH Dr Glenn Losack by ALICE FEIRING

 

AF: What was the first image that made you take another?

GL: I was sixteen and in 1970 I took a shot of two elderly ladies in a Brooklyn park. They must have known where they were going because they seemed determined, walking briskly, very directed.

 

AF: Do you remember any emotional connection?

GL: I remember thinking that

their journey through life was almost over. Mine just beginning. I felt carefree and stupid. I escaped my family's lunacy by retreating into the darkroom. I was sixteen and spending time in the dark was easier than asking girls out. I was a baby. Lost. Lost and waiting for my beard to appear, and still afraid of girls. These older women were friendlier, more approachable, at least with my camera.

 

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Taken on April 2, 2014