© JoAnne Kalish (alias JFK) All Rights Reserved
Long ago and far away, there was something called “film.” Film was invented in Europe by a young man Eadweard Muybridge. The still image evolved from motion picture film, on or about the 1890’s. I remember it vividly because I was shooting Nikon at the time. Okay before you run to Google, I’m only 29 years old. One of my favorite films was “Tri-X”, which was introduced in 1954. I personally shot at ASA 800 and loved to process it at D76, one to one at 400, which would yield a #2 negative which would print on #2 paper. One of my favorite photographers was JoAnne Francis Kalish, JFK for short. Here’s a photo she did at Jones Beach with a gorgeous model- my god, he had hair. I’m pretty sure she used a Nikon camera with a 20mm lens. You won’t find it on Facebook, you won’t find it on Instagram… but maybe we’ll tweet it. Life was simple. Three trays and hang on. JFK went on to be the first woman to be hired by Sports Illustrated, the first woman at the Indy 500, the first woman at the National Hockey League, the first woman to be inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame (not as a forward). One hell of a great photographer (P.S. She still is.) To all the ships at sea, there’s an awful lot of color in black and white. See you on the road, Joe D.