My interest in photography started early.
As a teen, my brother David asked me to photograph him as he stood on a pipe that had been hammered into the trunk of a large maple tree in front of our home.
I used a Kodak Instamatic camera and it was my first "trick photography" photo. It made David look like he was suspended in air, From that point on, I was hooked on photography.
Over the years, I took photos wherever I could and finally found a home in Rochester New York as my future wife was attending Rochester Dental Assistant school and I wanted to be close to her. Working as a cook at Jay's Diner for about 7 years to support my small family, I continued to love photography. In 1978 my wife and I enrolled in a B&W photography class sponsored by Rush Henrietta high school where we learned how to manipulate black and white photos using an enlarger.
After updating my application for 10 straight years for my "dream job".... Eastman Kodak finally hired me in March of 1982. In 1987 I discovered that Kodak had a Camera Club, so it didn't take long to join and start "blowing up" photographs using the many enlargers at the club as well as the Kreonite processors. This was my real start with photography. I spent countless hours in those darkrooms studying the science of color, light and silver halide photography.
But now we have a new era of photography and Stones Digital will be a leader in Rochester while specializing in Virtual Tours, Portraits, Mast Photography, Sports, and Weddings in the years ahead.