Newhouse's photo program, run by the demon Tony Golden,
was terribly homophobic from 1979 – 1982.
TR was in charge at the time, which was a blessing in disguise.
Fred Demarest hadn't been in a darkroom or studio for decades.
And, if you can believe this!
The History of Photography was not only NOT offered,
but not even required.
So there I was, left to myself to discover Arbus (The Monograph),
Mapplethorpe (the Kunstverien Catalogue), Weegee,
Cartier-Bresson and the decisive moment...
all on my own.
So don't look to me to endorse Syracuse for anything.
They put a camera in my hand, accidentally.
My orange can be traced to Ray Bradbury,
THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES, 1973, and the brilliant orange color.