My first official photography class assignment was to photograph silverware. I remember coming home from school to tell my mom I needed her to empty the dinnerware drawer. She laughed when I told her the assignment saying, “Ah yes, I remember that one. It’s pretty great, you’ll see.” What she already knew and what I would soon come to learn was that one look at a set of silver cutlery on black and white film would have me hooked on photography for life. The dynamics of the bright whites from the light hitting the shine, the reflections, the silhouettes and shapes. It was all divine. I’ve been spending a lot of time these days revisiting, unlearning, relearning, experimenting, failing, failing big time, so that I might better succeed in the future. In that spirit I’m going to revisit some of my first art assignments. Maybe not in the same way, maybe so, but I’m interested to see how it feels, what’s different, what failures I do badly needed in order to be better.

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