Saturday, March 17, 2012

A SPECIAL Saturday Scenes with Boz

  Welcome to a SPECIAL Saturday Scenes~with Boz

A while back I asked my dearly beloved if he would share his story about how he came to love photography. I'm pleased to say he has agreed! While it's true that I look at his work through the lens of love, I'm not the only one who appreciates his art. He has a way of capturing the essence of the landscape or an image through his great eye for composition and the way he " lights " his images with the natural rays of the sun. Not only is his work beautiful, it's inspiring and heartfelt too. It gives me great pleasure to give you a more " in depth " look at him today!
Without further adieu, here's Boz! 

It was my Grandmother who introduced me to the world of photography since my parents did not own a “still” camera. My Grandmother lived with us off-and-on for much of my childhood and It was not her photography but, rather, the camera itself that first drew my attention. She had a simple Brownie of no great quality but there was something about the texture of the smooth, bakelite body and the magic of looking through the viewfinder of the camera that intrigued me.  My older brother eventually inherited the Brownie and naturally I had to have a camera too. My parents presented me with a Kodak 124 Instamatic camera (which I still own) on my 11th birthday but I was not “instantly” hooked.  Although it offered greater convenience than the Brownie, the Instamatic did not have the same eye appeal and the pictures that it took were of moderate quality. It used Kodak 126 film cartridges and a flash cube that rotated each time the camera was wound to allow four flashes per cube. The flash worked intermittently at best and there was no budget for flash cubes so most of my photographs were shot in the natural light of the outdoors. For that matter, there was a limited budget for film and developing as well (a common theme until the advent of digital cameras).
To be continued...Boz


Clint Baker said...

Hello there, Debbie! Such a pretty picture! Have a blessed weekend!

Unknown said...

Hi Clint! My hubby took this one... He's very good with a camera!
Blessings to you and yours too Clint!

Gone Country said...

What a neat story so far! I can relate with the quality of photos and the cost of buying film and printing the images. I can remember being fascinated with my Mom's Polaroid camera. The photos weren't that great but you didn't have to wait for them. My first camera was a Kodak Instamatic.

Beautiful photo... so serene! Thanks for sharing your love of photography story with us.

Nancy Jo said...

Very pretty pictures Debbie.
Nice to see a new name on my site, thank you for stopping by.
You can get copies of Gladys Taber on Amazon. I use a site called thrift books a lot, free shipping. I buy a lot of books used. Works out good.
Yes I check Susan Branch everyday, I have a lot of her books and calendars. Trouble is after I visit her site I'm pretty sure I need to get a book she talks about or go to the thrift store for stuff. HA.
You have a nice blog, I looked at a lot of it.
Nancy Jo

Country Gal said...

Wonderful story ! Funny thats how I got into photography my first camera was also a Kodak and I got into developing my photos back then , then I moved up to a Minolta 35 mm and had that for over 30 years then just a few years ago got into digital. It is a passion of mine to capture the beauty of nature ! Have a wonderful day !

Country Gal said...

P.S Fantastic photo !

Candy C. said...

Great photo Boz!! Thanks for part one of your story, I'm looking forward to further installments! I shudder to think of the money I would spend on film and processing without my digital camera! ;-)

Snooks said...

Very cool history behind the photographer. I absolutely love this picture.

Snooks @

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hi dear DJ,

So sorry I haven't posted Maine memories with link to your island piece, I've been waaaaaay behind these past two weeks.

Late last night I did finally post something, but not what I wanted to share.

LOVE the photo and LOVE reading words by the Bozman himself.

Happy Sunday,


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