I was once a professional photographer and used primarily medium format and 4x5.
What would you do if you had a car wreck that erased most of your memories of the past and left you paralyzed?
I was left with the full use of one arm and a huge amount of photographic equipment I could not remember using. I sold most of it and am giving the rest I do not use away.
I spent most of the last 5 years in hospitals and rehab. Months straight in bed is no fun. I still love to take photographs. It can still be done occasionally. I spent most of my time in bed and on the internet. I am only here because I heard it mentioned on a Lenswork --- podcast."Three Photographers Who Inspire Me"
I do not seem to fit in here so I might just fade away.....
CurtisNeeley.com......My personal website.
FigureNUDE .....My fine art B&W nudes. Some done from a wheelchair.
Groupf16 A group of photographers who do a lot of work I love. I am the "flounder" of it.
P.S. I hope I have not offended too many in my first few posts. In the grand scheme of things photography is not that important.
Last edited by CurtisNeeley; 10-09-2007 at 01:25 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Reason: Canhed will fade away to might. I hope to just watch.
Welcome to APUG, Curtis. I know we've got at least one other APUG member working from a wheelchair. I hope you stick around.
First, welcome to APUG.
Second, I now remember you from a couple other Community Forums where you came in, started some interesting threads, made some interesting statements, and the subsequent posts are kind of being repeated here.
I am amazed and I fully admire that you have the guts to enjoy photography and that you still strive to continue to do something you like, despite the harsh setback you have suffered.
Can I suggest you stay and particpate? And can I also offer that, if things don't exactly go the way you envision, not to just throw up your arms and leave? Why not hang here, read, contribute ideas, post images if you can, provide feedback on gallery images?
Last edited by gr82bart; 10-09-2007 at 10:46 AM. Click to view previous post history.
Welcome to APUG Curtis. I hope you stay, but can understand if you don't.
Welcome to APUG. I'll stand by my post in the other thread, but that certainly doesn't mean you are not welcomed here, and I hope you stay and participate. The other thread is bound to be a bit controversial, and hopefully will expand your understanding of the membership here, and the diverse views taken by them. Its not generally a place where persons rant at each other, and though some reply's are certainly light hearted jabs, many (such as mine, I hope,) also simply take issue with bits of the manifesto. You are certainly welcome to refute any of it.
In any case, give it some time, and get involved in some threads about other things that interest you about analogue photography. You will find that many of the same persons who took a poke will also bend over backwards to solve a problem, or lend some help.
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Hi Curtis, welcome from Hawaii.
No sweat Curtis: you're not the first to make a splash with your initial dive into the deep end . In any large group there will be people that disagree and others who agree with you.
Enjoy your time here.
Hey Curtis. Welcome from Canada, eh?
"I'm still developing"
Welcome to Apug. Your situation is a reminder than any one of us can have the same thing or similar happen at a moment's notice. It's truly a reminder to take one day at a time and don't take yourself too seriously. thanks for posting your website that gives loads of insite into you. Best to you.
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George (copake_ham) asked me to pass along his welcome from NYC. He is unable to pass along a greeting himself today, but asked me to do it for him. He is a really great guy, and his friendliness is one of the reasons I enjoy participating here.