I wasn't shooting a lot back then, 2001, but I was shooting film. To be honest I still didn't know what I was doing. But I was learning, slowly.
I had taken this shot and a few pictures of a friend's daughter. It was his birthday and I wanted to give him some beautiful pictures of his beautiful girl.
So 7 year old Little Miss and I ran all over town making pictures, precious one, she was such a blast to hang with!
So I had these black and white pictures, I was so excited to get them developed, his birthday just a few days away,
there was no where in town that could develop B&W Tri X 35mm film.
So sad, my good idea going to waste?! I think not!
Someone recommended asking around at the Telluride High School, they had a dark room maybe they could help!
I didn't know how to develop my own film! But "THIS is TELLURIDE" they said.
I walked into the school, told them my problem, they sent me towards the darkroom to find the teacher.
The teacher was on the way to teach another class so I got a 30 second crash course,
a couple of pre-teen fellow students to ask for help from and I developed my first roll of film, that I shot, in Telluride.
I love making pictures.