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I've been interested in photography since the early 50's when a friend showed me how to tray develop contact prints. In 1957 I was really hooked when a photo magazine of the day included in their magazine a duplicate colour slide, bound between the pages, of Venetia Stevenson, an actress and model, sitting at a table & illuminated by only two candles. It was the introduction of the highest speed colour film of the day, Super Anscochrome 100. Anyone remember that? I have done some work for hire, mostly weddings, though now I just photograph for me. I love viewing portraits, especially B&W, though my own work is mainly in the landscape area. I enjoy critiquing others' work if I feel I have something concrete to offer. I may play Devil's Advocate at times, suggesting a change even though I'm not fully convinced myself, just to see the reaction. It helps me focus & solidify my own thoughts & I learn from it. Best, LM. Update: 4 May 2014 Many thanks to Marc Bergman for his link to that Venetia Stevenson slide. I had been trying for decades to view again the slide that sparked my interest in photography. LM. Update: 20 March, 2016 Time to move on! I've been active on Photo.net for over 15 years, posting often and frequently accessing this site, sometimes several times a day. I don't know what my life would be like without Photo.net but starting on 31 March, 2016 I'm going to find out. I've decided to leave the site for a time, perhaps a year, perhaps less, perhaps longer. It's been a source of fun and learning and I thank all who's paths I've crossed over the years for the interaction. Best to all, Len Marriott.