With selected images, made in a variety of processes, this photographer tries to demonstrate and explain some of the many elements of photography, as well as some of the history of the art. The camera is ready, and so we are ready and anxious to possess what was seen. Since so many of us now “do photography” why not think more about how we go about it? For those making that click of the shutter, it may be helpful to understand how one practitioner goes about her work, using the eye, the mind, and the hard, and to read reflections of some great photographers. Sharing the images, as well as methods, insights and techniques is the purpose of this book, a sharing meant for anyone who takes pleasure in photography and has some curiosity about what else it might have to offer in trying to achieve the images we love to look at.
Since her early teens Diane Asseo Griliches enjoyed her Brownie box camera, and the deckled-edge photos the drug store produced out of the roll of film it was give. The results were magic. Years later, allowing photography to take her away from directing community theater, she enjoyed the mysteries and magic of the dark room. Though initially reluctant, she has now entered the digital age of photography and prizes what it can produce. The gift of science to the arts just keeps giving.