May 19, 2015

Photo A Day Project  - 2015 (photo by Jay Capers)Chuck and I visited Burk Uzzle at his Wilson, NC studio and home. Burk is a former member of Magnum Photos and a photographer at Life Magazine.

Photo A Day Project  - 2015 (photo by Jay Capers)Nearing 80, he is still working, producing photos and making REALLY big prints.

Photo A Day Project  - 2015 (photo by Jay Capers)His studio is a former downtown auto dealership, he is working to peel paint and plaster leaving a wonderful backdrop for his work.

Photo A Day Project  - 2015 (photo by Jay Capers)And still likes to talk cameras. Most of his work is large format (8×10 cameras) “Digital is trying to protect me from myself, I don’t need it to,” he said as he talked about tonal range, “I have a light meter and know how to use it.” Even with his mirror less camera, he shoots manual exposure and focus with a Leica lens.

We are planning to host a talk by Burk at RCC this Fall!

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