Some of my earliest recollections of how photography became so much a part of my life were of the powerful images on the pages of Life and Look magazine that I loved to study as a kid in the 50's and 60's. I didn't seriously take up photography until I was a Freshman in college. I was assigned to the school's media lab as part of a Work-Study Grant. It was there that I discovered the magic of the darkroom process and that, with a camera, I could create beauty and communicate ideas. Since then photography has always been an important part of my life as I have journeyed along this long and interesting path.