Nancy Lehrer: Story teller with a camera
My History of Photography
My first memory of taking photos was with a Kodak Brownie camera in the 5th grade at a beach-side camp. I was dubbed the camp photographer. A year later I decided to document the wedding reception of my grandmother’s 3rd wedding. Here’s the happy couple (I should have moved the bottle). I love the EXIF data on the side of the print: June 1968 – I was 9.
Growing up, I alwasy had a camera and my Dad always took photos (and still does) and this might be why. All the kids had our own Kodak Instamatics with those great 4-sided flash bulbs that could burn your little fingers off.
In 1978, I bought myself a Canon AE-1 which I used with a single 50mm lens to tell stories through 2000 when, alas, my career in Computer Science slowly overwhelmed my hobby. As is the story of many I meet, digital photography, with its every increasing quality and lightening fast feedback cycle, changed everything and allowed me to rekindle my passion and hone my skills to a level I would never have envisioned.
I love tromping in the mud, teaching, and above all telling stories. Whether landscapes or street, my images are intended to be viewed in groups, showing a progression and different views.