Basic Color


Some of the earliest images I made 39 years ago as a college photography student at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. The pictures were for C&P 322, Basic Color Photography taught by Gary Kolb, who I’m happy to say is still a friend and mentor. The course focused on the theory, technique and aesthetics of color photography but I admit that I really had no idea of what I was looking for. I was also completely incapable of approaching a stranger, engaging them, and ultimately asking if I could take their picture. It’s a skill that took me a long time to develop so the faces here are rare, and the encounters long forgotten. The palette from color negative film, though, I sure miss.