_ Cálico - NY, NY [Cálico]

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I started out in photography around 1964 with the encouragement of my Gymnastics Coach; I soon gave up oil painting and calligraphy; I made some money doing weddings with limited equipment, hand-painted black and white photos, first for the fun of it, then for the money I was able to make. I competed in Gymnastics in the 60s to early 70s, and collegiate wrestling in the early 70s. I also enjoyed Martial Arts during the 60s & 70s. Loved teaching Gymnastics, Swimming and Diving; taught lifesaving a few years with the NYC Dept of Parks, too. Now enjoying target practice and still hiding behind a camera after all these years! I have a small following of amateur photographers who claim they're learning photography from me... but, actually, I'm the one who is still learning.