DAVID J. CAROL
Well, well, well...This is my first contribution to Emerging Photographer magazine and its quite exciting!! I was once an emerging photographer myself, except we didn't call it that back then. We called it being a photographer. I like the word emerging though...It implies you are going someplace. Photography is definitely a great excuse to be going someplace. OK, now for some content!
A little bit about me (very little in fact, I don't want to run out of things to say in my first article). I went to The School of Visual Arts in New York City for a couple of years and studied photography. I also took class at The New School for Social Research with Lisette Model, if you don't know who she is, Google her, you should. That was all a long time ago. I have been in the world of photography for almost 30 years!! In fact, its pretty much the only job I've ever done since delivering pizza in high school.
So here's the plan. I'm going to talk about photography. What my life is like and has been as a photographer.
Hope its interesting enough for you all to keep coming back for more.
The first article begins now:
I think for most photographers and probably most people that make "stuff" there is a moment when you have the epiphany! It's the first time you say, "That's it, I think i get it." I had mine (but maybe not, who really can be sure about these sorts of things) in my second year at SVA. I had just made a few prints in the school darkroom and I saw the picture you see here. I remembering thinking, "That's what I want to take pictures of." The pool in the photo had just exploded! The walls just came crashing down, water rushing out everywhere and the dog ran into the middle of the mess and just sat there. When I saw it I knew, knew that I had something to do for the rest of my life...Take photos of things that fascinated me.