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My life as a photographer began by accident.

My story begins in a London bar where I was working the nightshift .A man entered the bar carrying a backpack which seemed to be filled with as much as he could possibly carry. Visibly tired and sweating, the man sat down and began to empty the bag of its contents which turned out to be books, books and more books! After he had finished piling the last of his books onto the table, he took two more things out of his bag: a photo album and a camera.

The bar was quiet that night. I tried lo look busy by polishing glasses but was curious about this strange man and watched him for the rest of the night. After a few hours of drinking, looking at photographs and laughing to himself, the man packed all of his belongings back into his bag.

Before finally leaving he made his way to the counter and handed me the camera. At first I refused to take it but because the man was so adamant that I should, I finally accepted his offer.

For many months the camera sat quietly in my room until one day I bought my first roll of film...

Although I still have this original camera I now use a Nikon FM2 and combines this classic manual SLR with modern scanning and printing technologies to produce high quality prints.

I also love using Polaroid and anything that has to do with Lomography!!

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2 responses

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (18 Nov 2008):

    What a wonderful story, a great way to start photography!

  • Milo

    Milo (Deleted) said (24 Jan 2009):

    Why he gave you the camera? It was to settle the bill?
    Did you ever see him again? Do you know his name? Does he know you became a photographer thanks to him?
    Wow...this is a great story...but has more suspense than Lost!!

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