When I went away to college, I showed an interest in photography by signing up for a Photography course.
My father lent me his old Nikon camera– those were the days before digital cameras. He gave me instructions, many of which where to help with navigating the manual camera. The one that has stuck with me, and, I believe, has had the most lasting impact on my photography, was to hold the camera vertical in relation to the earth, to look for straight lines in the subject and to mirror them in my photo.
I thank my father on this Father’s Day for these instructions and for that indispensable advice. Coming from a long line of artists on both sides, I know that I have many to thank for my ability to find a subject anywhere, and to look for the best possible manifestation of that subject. But I know that realistically without my father’s guidance, I would have been thrown into the deep end — kicking and screaming with no way out, and that instead, I was gifted an incorrigible eye for photos, for art, and for life.
With this in mind on this Father’s Day, Will and I embarked on an adventure on our first day in Villa Nova I La Getru, Spain. With a richly colored country side, and character-filled landscape, there was hardly a lack of inspiration. These are a few of the unedited photos I took.