My work

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Robert McConnell Rice (Creator)
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Walter Barker

Abstract: I was raised in the North Carolina 31ue Ridge on the border of Tennessee and Virginia. There, I grew up with a strong sense of tradition and the idea that calm dignity could be attained if one sought it and that this was the ideal to be achieved. This has had the strongest influence on my work. My introduction to photography came when I was thirteen with the inheritance of a 1908 Kodak folding camera. My first work was still life. This required long exposures and a firm support. Results were varied owing to no means of visual focus and a rudimentary viewfinder. At twenty-two, I acquired my first "serious" camera, a 35mm viewfinder model. I then did all the things everyone does with this type (35mm) of camera and got the same results that everyone gets. My expectations, however, were not met. When I was twenty-five, I purchased a 2¼ 3¼ view camera for twenty dollars. This camera required me to take the time necessary for careful composition. My first works with this new camera were studies of nature that I found on the mountain above my home. When I had my fill of nature, I returned to still life, and, for the first time, people.

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Language: English
Date: 1976
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