Brownie Six-20 210219-1 (5 Inch Tall, 7.25 Canvas).jpg

My first memory is me making a photograph. I was three years old. I remember my father showing me how to look into the viewfinder of the Brownie Target Six-20 camera to compose the image, and then how to work the shutter to make the shot. It's my favorite portrait of my parents. That same camera is pictured here and was used to make the photographs that follow.

My Parents, Richard Sr. and Phyllis Maack, My First Photograph, Age 3.jpg

Richard Sr. and Phyllis Maack  1951