zsas: your relatively minor qualification is taken as correct by me.
redrockcoulee: Also I experienced much of the same as you did in that tainted era of the 50s and 60s. But, you know, there was not the 'forced innocence' that we see today. Today, innocence seems to be a cottage industry and is greatly facilitated by anonymous technology. Parents ARE different today as they are quicker to 'defend' their progeny. There ARE noteworthy exceptions by those parents sufficiently prescient, honest and considerate but I have seen far more examples of parents defending clearly wrong children today than in the past.
To me, at least, the extent of damage experienced by the OP is clearly known to both parent and child. It would be obvious to anyone, even to those not connected to photography. Endless excuses for the matter encourages endless fabrications. - David Lyga
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