My mother gave me my first camera, a Kodak Instamatic 124 , when I was 12 years old.  I still remember that week of anticipation when the first 24 pictures I took would arrive back from the camera store.  The view finder of that simple camera opened up a different way of looking at life by observing light, people, and design.  Over the past 4 plus decades, that Kodak camera was replaced by a number of Nikons and Nikkor lenses.  My films of choice were Pan-X, Tri-X and Kodachrome 64. A hiatus from business school took me to study photography at Sheridan College and after graduating I went to work for Nikon for a year…

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