From early on in my photographic career I learned to be unrelentingly critical about my own work…

From early on in my photographic career I learned to be unrelentingly critical about my own work, sometimes picking up slides from a lab, examining them there, and tossing out most of them. The arrival of digital media changed that a lot, but I am still a tough editor, and never regretted that. As to my Masters, I was once asked on a radio program who they were. The host expected Adams, Weston et al. I said mostly Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart. Shakespeare, Dickens, Vermeer, Magritte, Gaudi, and several photographers.

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