Over the years I did high school yearbook photos, local photojournalism, portraits, weddings (etc.), then later in college I continued the trend with more yearbook and newspaper photography. One day around 1985 the college newspaper experimented with transmitting one of my 5x7s across the telephone lines to the local printer! This was the first time anything resembling digital photography crossed my path and I was not happy… The darkroom was the center of my photographic world, and it was being threatened.
Up until that time I had no interest in computers (I considered them “math machines”), and besides, it was early days for them anyway. For the rest of the ‘80s I continued on with traditional 35mm, medium- and large-format photography for yearbook, newspaper, newletter and corporate magazine use.