J GREGORY BARTON
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# I started carrying a camera at five years-old. It was a gift from a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman. For some loopy reason, which still defies logic since my father was so tight with money, he actually put film in my new little camera. He handed it to me. Smiled. Then he completely forgot about his effort and I was off.
Months later, to my father’s surprise, I’d gone rogue. I’d snapped photos while my mother grocery shopped buying fish, cereal, and salad dressing. I snapped store patrons with high-heels, boots, and long coats. I snapped photos of the inside of our car and trash bins at a gas station. I’ve had a camera, of some sort, ever since. +