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TJ Macheski

I've always felt odd about those 3rd Person Artist Bios which are pretty obviously written by the artist themself. Well, at least when it's about me, and I'm writing it. I like to think I'm a bit more involved in my life than that.

I started studying photography as a young teen, when my father (a sculptor) purchased a Yashika-Mat to stretch and grow as an artist. He became my first teacher, providing me with a Kodak Instamatic and the comment, "First you learn to compose a photograph, then you learn about f-stops and shutter speeds and get to play with my new toy." That, when I told him I wanted to learn while watching him get to know that new camera.

Several decades passed. I believe I've learned the composition lessons, and some about f-stops and shutter speeds. I think, perhaps, I am even beginning to understand light. Perhaps in another several decades, I shall be a Photographer.

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