I entered the magical world of imagery when living in Teheran in the mid-70’s. My father bought a first 35mm Nikkomat; I inherited his Minolta twin-lens reflex. The metering instructions in Tri X film were stick figure diagrams in sun or rain, corresponding f-stop written below.  Images later came to life under a red glow. The magic never left.  I still click a shutter to irrevocably capture my reality.